General Dynamics Mission Systems to design, test and deliver Hammerhead Prototype

General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Navy worth $92.9 million to design, test and deliver the Hammerhead Encapsulated Effector system and produce prototype articles and other related equipment.

Hammerhead is a moored anti-submarine mine delivering new capabilities and effects for the U.S. Navy.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $275,603,495. Work will be performed in Taunton, Braintree, Pittsfield, and Quincy, Massachusetts, Andover, Maryland; Fairfax, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Groton, Connecticut; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Bloomington, Minnesota; and is expected to be completed by September 2023. If all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2026.

General Dynamics Mission Systems leads a team comprised of General Dynamics’ Applied Physical Sciences and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Raytheon Technologies Corp., Physical Sciences Inc., and Ultra serve in key subcontractor roles.

“General Dynamics Mission Systems has many years of experience designing, testing and delivering autonomous systems and more than 60 years integrating payloads and sensors into Naval platforms, as well as developing and deploying critical undersea capabilities. The Hammerhead program brings together all of this diverse capability to ensure that threats to the fleet will be neutralized safely. We look forward to delivering this critical capability to the US Navy,” said Paul Dalton, vice president of Undersea Systems at General Dynamics Mission Systems.

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