September 29, 2016 10:30 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures secure communications systems, command and control systems, imagery sensors, and cyber products for customers in the United States and internationally. It offers LTE solutions; airborne systems, intelligence systems, radio communications, strategic weapon deterrence products, training and simulation, and wireless networking products; mission systems, subsystems, and products for critical information, infrastructure, and cyber platforms; EO/IR camera systems; and maritime and strategic systems, radio communications, and public safety products. The company also provides video, voice, and data for commercial, government,...

12450 Fair Lakes Circle

Fairfax, VA 22033

United States

Founded in 2002





Key Executives for General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Senior Vice President of Business Operations
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Strategic Technology
General Counsel and Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. Key Developments

General Dynamics Mission Systems Wins $15 Million Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Software Prototype

The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded a contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems to design, develop, integrate, test and demonstrate a software prototype that correlates geospatial intelligence, signals intelligence and cyber indicator and warning data streams for intelligence analysts. General Dynamics will design and develop a cloud-based threat detection and analysis platform using a modular architecture to automate threat assessments. This prototype will help analysts reduce delays in data access and extraction, fuse intelligence from multiple data sources, provide analyses for faster delivery of enhanced intelligence, and increase accessibility across user.

General Dynamics Launches Multiple Bluefin SandShark Micro-Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

The General Dynamics Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) successfully launched multiple Bluefin SandShark™ micro-autonomous underwater vehicles (M-AUV) as part of several capability demonstrations at the U.S. Navy sponsored 2016 Annual Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) in Newport, R.I. Through several ANTX demonstrations, the Bluefin SandShark M-AUVs surfaced and functioned independent of the heavyweight-class Bluefin-21. In one mission scenario, the Bluefin-21 simulated data collection and transfer of target imagery and other information to two Bluefin SandSharks.  Those Bluefin SandSharks then surfaced to communicate with a Blackwing unmanned aerial vehicle. The Blackwing relayed the information back to a submarine combat control system ashore for decision-making authority and subsequent command of Bluefin SandShark M-AUVs. In a separate demonstration during the ANTX exercise, the Bluefin-21 hosted acoustic sensors from industry and academia. The Bluefin-21 AUV is modular and designed with the flexibility to carry and launch a variety of AUVs in configurations that include M-AUVS, larger AUVs, and unmanned aerial vehicles. A Bluefin-21 can be reconfigured for multiple missions with varying payloads including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors and communications nodes to expand maritime network communications.  For example, the Bluefin-21 AUV is the base vehicle for the Navy's Knifefish program, a surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle. The Bluefin SandShark M-AUV weighs approximately 15 pounds without sensors and its potential missions include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, mine countermeasures, sea-floor mapping and imaging. Sponsored by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division, 2016 ANTX is a forum for industry to join with academia and Navy laboratories to demonstrate new technologies that will accelerate technology from development, to in-water testing, to fielding the new capabilities for the Navy's fleet. The theme for this year's exercise was Cross-Domain Communications, Command, and Control and took place at the Navy's Narragansett Bay Test facility in Newport, R.I.

General Dynamics Mission Systems to Supply U.S. Air Force with New Cryptographic Module

General Dynamics Mission Systems will supply an updated Air Identification Friend or Foe system for the U.S. Air Force. The KIV-78 Combined Interrogator/Transponder Applique will enable ships, ground forces and other aircraft to precisely identify friendly aircraft operating in a crowded tactical airspace. Deliveries of the KIV-78 are slated to begin in February. The U.S. National Security Agency certified the refreshed KIV-78 in March. The system reduces power consumption and supports platform functions like maintaining flight data from take-off to landing. The updated module provides full encryption of friend or foe inquiries and replies, enabling aircraft to transmit their identity securely while allowing pilots to promptly identify possible threats beyond visible range. The KIV-78 is part of a product family that offers high-speed processing, resulting in faster data transfer and reduced potential for Identification Friend or Foe data exploitation by adversaries.

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