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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GD To Modernise Weapons Control System of US, Australian Submarines

Collins class SSKGeneral Dynamics has won a $20 million contract from the US Navy to continue modernising the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for US as well as Australian submarines.

The AN/BYG-1 software analyses and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews including the capability to target and employ torpedoes and missiles.

"The AN/BYG-1 software program is a cost-effective way for the Navy to quickly update and add capabilities to submarine weapon systems," said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general manager of Maritime and Strategic Systems for General Dynamics Mission Systems.

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