GDIT receives $383M Navy contract
100K U.S., allied sailors to be trained on surface combat systems
Falls Church-based General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. will help train more than 100,000 U.S. Navy and allied sailors on surface combat systems under a $383 million contract announced June 15.
The contract, awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren on behalf of the service’s Surface Combat Systems Training Command, has a one-year base and four option years. The command trains warfighters to maintain, operate and tactically employ surface combat systems across operations. Under the contract, GDIT will provide classroom and simulation settings on shore and on board Navy ships around the globe, including providing instructor support, curriculum development, training aids and program management.
“For over 30 years, we have supported a wide range of Navy training activities,” Brian Sheridan, GDIT’s senior vice president for defense, said in a statement. “We are looking forward to continuing to provide the Navy with modern training services to strengthen its overall fleet operations and warfighting readiness.”
The latest contract awards builds on other training services GDIT, a business unit of Reston-based General Dynamics Corp., provides to the U.S. military. On March 23, the Pentagon announced that GDIT won a nearly $1.8 billion contract to provide flight simulation training services to the Army. Under that contract, which includes a five-year base and seven option years, GDIT will use advanced simulation technology to train Army helicopter aviators in multiple cargo, attack, utility and training helicopter platforms at Fort Rucker, Alabama, GDIT said in a news release in April. GDIT will own, operate, maintain and upgrade virtual flight simulators and provide related training and program management.
General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and in 2022 reported $39.4 billion in revenue, an increase of 2.4% from 2021. GDIT employs more than 30,000 people, including 8,250 in Virginia.