The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Mission Systems in Scottsdale to build and deliver more than 30 digital modular radios for new U.S. Navy ships and submarines.
The software-defined radios with related equipment are a critical communications hub for Navy vessels.
The contract modification for the digital modular radios or DMRs exercises the sixth option to a contract awarded to General Dynamics in 2010. A majority of the work will be done at the General Dynamics facility in Scottsdale
“The new radios, like the 550 DMRs already delivered to the Navy, are updated and upgraded using software, leaving the basic hardware in place, cost-effectively increasing radio functionality and versatility year after year,” said Paul Parent, General Dynamics vice president of radio products.
General Dynamics Mission Systems radio products deliver secure voice and data communications for U.S. and international military and government agency customers.
The radios also provide long-term evolution or LTE broadband communications for law enforcement, emergency first responders and others who need the ability to connect and communicate anywhere, anytime.