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General Dynamics scores $11M Navy contract

Charlotte-based General Dynamics said today that it has been awarded an $11.2 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to make components for a weapons system.

The contract, awarded to General Dynamics’ armament and technical products division, is for the continued production of MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers for Aegis Combat System illuminators, which allow the Navy to lock on to targets and help in the intercepting of missiles.

Aegis is a radar-defense and fire-control system.

The latest award modifies a contract issued to General Dynamics by the Naval Sea Systems Command in September. That original 11.5 million contract had a potential value of $29.5 million if all options were exercised.

Under the contracts, the MK82 directors and MK200 director controllers will be installed on ships built under the restart of the DDG 51 shipbuilding program.

Work will be done at General Dynamics’ facilities in Vermont, with completion expected by July 2013.

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