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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - General Dynamics LandSystems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a$25.7 million contract to produce eight MK46 30mm Naval Weapon Systems for theU.S. Navy for use on San Antonio-class (LPD-17) ships and the Littoral CombatShip (LCS) class.
TheMK46 30mm Naval Weapon System is an all-weather, day/night, fully stabilizedweapon system. Its lightweight, modular and compact size makes it an idealcandidate for numerous anti-surface and anti-air defense applications. The system's family of turrets represents abalance of lethality, performance, reliability and versatility, and it is oneof the most cost-effective medium-caliber weapon systems. General Dynamics has delivered 30 MK46 systemsto the Navy since 2005. It is the main deckgun for LPD-17 ships and is the secondary gun battery for Littoral Combat Ships.
Workwill be performed by the existing workforce at General Dynamics Land Systems facilitiesin Woodbridge, Va.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Lima, Ohio;Westminster, Md.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Scranton, Pa. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in September2014.
'GeneralDynamics Land Systems is committed to providing cost-effective mission-criticalproducts and services to the Navy's surface warfare fleet,' said Michael Bolon,senior vice president, U.S. Marine Corps and Navy business sector at GeneralDynamics Land Systems. 'The MK46 gunsystem's open architecture software supports stand-alone and integratedvariants for multiple uses and maximum flexibility.'
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