GD wins U.K. defense work

General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd., a unit of General Dynamics Corp., won a contract as the preferred supplier to support a digital battle management system for the U.K. Ministry of Defence. The system, which could cost $450 million, will be used by British ground forces.

Through the Digitization Battlespace Land-Combat, Infrastructure and Platform Battlefield Information Systems application, General Dynamics will integrate hardware and software into a common digital communications and situational-awareness system.

The system will give forces constant access to command and control information, even while on the move. The unit will be converted to the new system by mid-2003.

General Dynamics U.K. won a $2.4 billion contract for the Bowman secure digital voice and data communications system in September 2001. Bowman will include a situational awareness system, and will provide the infrastructure to support a range of digitization applications, such as the digital battlespace, over the next 30 years.

 

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