General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business of General Dynamics.
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics C4 Systems has developed lifesaving communication products, integrating them into secure networks that deliver vital information for military, homeland security and public safety professionals. The company maintains operations in 43 states and 20 countries, employing more than 7,500 workers worldwide.
Connecting and Informing
Architect of the Soldier's Network, General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime contractor for the U.S. Army's tactical network, the first secure, high-speed broadband communications network for the Army. The Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) is a mobile, command, control and communications network that securely connects soldiers with team members, commanders and headquarters from even the most isolated locations on Earth. Connecting soldiers to WIN-T Increment 2 are the General Dynamics C4 Systems-developed AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack and AN/PRC-154A Rifleman tactical radios that ensure soldiers' voices are heard, their texts received and their location continuously visible to commanders for the first time.
The next extension of the Soldier's Network consists of the four integrated ground segments of the U.S. Navy's new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The General Dynamics C4 Systems-built MUOS ground segments are located in the United States, Australia and Italy. Using a MUOS enabled PRC-155 Manpack radio, military and government personnel on the ground will use a personal ten-digit number for cell phone-like connectivity to the MUOS communications satellites.
In the United Kingdom, General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime contractor delivering an international version of the Soldier's Network. Similar to the communications and mission command capabilities of WIN-T, the Bowman program delivers a robust and secure tactical Internet for digital voice and data communications and mobile mission command for the British Army, Royal Marines and Royal Netherland Marines. Contributing to the award of the Bowman program was General Dynamics C4 Systems' General Dynamics Canada business area that delivered one of the earliest digital tactical communications systems, the Tactical Command and Control Communications System.
C4 Systems is also an expert in designing and delivering the ground stations and high-performance, secure networks that control the flight, manage the missions and secure the communication and operation of the nation's satellites and satellite networks, including the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, or TDRSS, for the National Aeronautics Space Administration.
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies within General Dynamics C4 Systems is a global leader in designing and building some of the world's most advanced optical and radio telescope structures and antennas. Located in North America, South America, Australia, Europe, India, the Arctic Circle and the South Pole, these powerful scientific instruments help scientists unravel the mysteries of the universe. The business is also a leading supplier of more than two million satellite communication terminals that connect military personnel with satellite communication networks and let global broadcast companies deliver news and entertainment directly into our homes.
Protecting and Defending
The Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program will provide the Canadian Air Force with 28 new tactical helicopters commonly referred to as the Cyclones. As a primary subcontractor to Sikorsky Aircraft, General Dynamics Canada, a business of C4 Systems, delivers the helicopter mission systems as well as the training devices and support equipment needed to transition the aircraft into military service. The Cyclone helicopters support Canadian anti-submarine and maritime surveillance missions as well as search and rescue operations from Royal Canadian Navy ships.
In addition to work done for military and industrial customers worldwide, General Dynamics C4 Systems is also an industry-leading provider of fourth-generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. C4 Systems delivers secure end-to-end networks, including end-user equipment, for new public safety networks operating in the 700MHz frequency band. For police, fire, emergency first responders and other public safety professionals, C4 Systems' 4G LTE communications networks will keep them connected, informed and aware. The company is currently working with ADCOM911 in Adams County Colorado to set up one of the earliest First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) public safety networks.
Five decades of experience and more than 250,000 encryption devices and cyber-security capabilities found worldwide, underscore General Dynamics C4 Systems' position as a leading provider of information assurance and cyber defense technologies and products. The U.S. government trusts C4 Systems to defend government networks from cyber threats as well as ensure that sensitive and classified information remains out of the reach of unauthorized individuals.
Notable programs and capabilities:
- Rescue 21: The U.S. Coast Guard's nationwide command, control and communications system connects Coast Guard personnel with distressed mariners up to 20 nautical miles out to sea. The system is interoperable with federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety organizations' communications systems, increasing the Coast Guard's effectiveness in accomplishing its missions, including critical homeland-security operations.
- Prophet Enhanced: This U.S. Army's premiere signals intelligence system enables tactical commanders to securely and accurately detect, identify, locate and deter a wide range of signal emissions on the battlefield.
- Airborne and underwater surveillance: Modular, multi-sensor intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems that are fully integrated and scaled to fit most tactical airborne and marine platforms represent another segment of General Dynamics C4 Systems unparalleled portfolio of technologies, products and systems.
- Trusted Software Development Tools: mathematically verified operating system kernels for use in critical function applications such as healthcare, defense and aerospace.