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General Dynamics arm to help Navy design next-gen ships

A division of General Dynamics has been tapped by the Navy to develop tools, technologies and experimental methods to help the Navy design its next generation of vessels.

Applied Physical Sciences Corp. out of Groton, Conn. won the $19.7 million contract via a Navy Long-Range Broad Agency Announcement

The company will focus on what the Defense Department referred to as Future Platform Signature Design, basically determining what future Navy vessels will do. This includes how they look, how they are built and what kind of materials will be sued.

The work was competitively awarded and the Navy is still accepting proposals for other research projects under that BAA.

The Office of Naval Research is managing the contract.

General Dynamics acquired Applied Physical Sciences in 2012 and the business works closely with GD’s Electric Boat subsidiary.

Applied Physical Sciences conducts research and development work and performs engineering and prototyping services. Among its areas of expertise are sensing systems, signal processing, communications and navigation and structural mechanics.

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