General Dynamics wins ballistic missile support work

General Dynamics Corp. won a $56 million contract modification to provide operational support and engineering services for the Trident ballistic missile system. The contract may be worth $147 million if all options are exercised, the company said.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will be responsible for fire-control production, operational support and field engineering services for the Trident II Fire Control system. The unit also will handle repairs and returns, training, and system development. Advanced Information Systems will perform the work in Pittsfield, Mass.

The contract also covers lifecycle cost control and technology refresh for the SSGN Attack Weapons Control Systems.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a unit of General Dynamics that specializes in solutions for command, control, communications, and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The Falls Church, Va., company has about 71,900 workers and had 2004 revenue of nearly $19.2 billion. The company ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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