General Dynamics receives $23 million from DoD to develop CBRN modeling software

General Dynamics Information Technology, a developer of aerospace, combat, information and marine technologies, announced on Thursday that it received a $23 million contract to develop modeling software for the U.S. Department of Defense.

General Dynamics will develop software for Joint Effects Model Increment 2, the DoD's primary system for modeling the effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material releases. The cost plus fixed fee contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has a potential value of $23.5 million over five years if all options are exercised.

The software will serve as the foundation for the JEM Increment 2 System and as the software architecture for the JEM science and technology prototype. The prototype provides quick CBRN defense planning capabilities to remotely deployed warfighters through web application interfaces.

"General Dynamics has a strong foundation of CBRN scientific subject matter experts who understand both the parameters and requirements for successful model development," Ed Hudson, the vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Network and Mission Systems sector, said. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with SPAWAR and expanding our presence in the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons community."

SPAWAR is one of three major U.S. Department of Navy acquisition commands. The command provides hardware and software to warfighters on land, sea and in the air.

General Dynamics currently supports multiple SPAWAR contracts.

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