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General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems formed in January 2015, when General Dynamics combined its C4 Systems and Advanced Information Systems divisions to create a new division which aimed to provide "mission critical systems and products to defense, civil government, intelligence and cybersecurity customers."

General Dynamics Mission Systems has derived $12.11 billion to date through US Department of Defense (DoD) contracts for the provision of products and services to the US military. According to a posting on GDMS's website

General Dynamics Mission Systems has designed, produced, installed and sustained every version of the Weapon Control System (Fire Control) for Polaris, Poseidon, Trident I and Trident II Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM). Additionally, we have been part of the team developing, testing, producing, deploying and sustaining the guidance systems for each of these missions. Today we continue sustainment in both areas as we support the Trident II D-5 Life Extension.

Notable amongst this portfolio of weapons systems is Trident II D-5, a major ballistic weapons system built by Lockheed Martin and deployed in US and UK submarines, which is capable of launching nuclear weapons. From 2020-25, 98% of General Dynamics Mission Systems' work on Trident II occurred at GDMS's site in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

(For more information, see entry on parent company General Dynamics.)

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