General Dynamics to supply systems to US Navy

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, an integrator of defence products for the US Department of Defense and other ministries of defence, has been awarded a $11.5m (£7.2m) contract by the US Navy for the production of six Aegis MK82 Illuminators, which include the MK82 guided missile director and the MK200 controller systems.

Production will begin in early 2011.

The contract has a total potential value of $29.5m and deliveries will be completed by July 2013, if all options are exercised.