U.S. Navy Selects G Systems for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) Test System Contract

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G Systems, a leading provider of solutions for automated test and measurement, data acquisition, and control systems, was recently awarded a contract for automated test equipment (ATE) by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California for the U.S. Navy’s MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).

MK 41 Vertical Launching System

Tomahawk missile released from the MK 41 – Vertical Launching System (VLS) (photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

G Systems, a leading provider of solutions for automated test and measurement, data acquisition, and control systems, has been awarded a contract valued at over $2.7 million by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme, California to integrate and build the Combined Missile Test Set (CMTS) automated test stations for the U.S. Navy’s MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).

The CMTS is used for performing empty MK 41 VLS Canister electrical acceptance tests. The MK 41 VLS is a modular, below deck missile launching system that was originally designed for the Navy’s Aegis-equipped guided missile cruisers to provide air threat protection for naval battle groups. The MK 41 VLS is a multi-missile, multi-mission launcher, capable of launching SM-2, SM-3, SM-6, ESSM, Tomahawk, and Vertical Launch ASROC missiles.

In total ten (10) two-bay test cabinet test sets will be delivered (including all contract options). G Systems will assemble and integrate the automated test systems at their Richardson, TX facility outside of Dallas, TX and expects to complete delivery in 2017.

“G Systems is honored to support a program that plays an integral role in our nation's defense” said Lynda Harrell, G Systems’ Founder and CEO. “G Systems is an experienced defense industry expert in building large scale automated test equipment designed to meet stringent requirements in a low risk, timely, cost effective manner.”

About G Systems, L.P.

Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, G Systems, L.P. (G Systems) is a leading integrator of test and measurement automation solutions for the aerospace/defense, energy, life sciences, semiconductor, and telecom industries. With over 25 years experience refining a proven design methodology and integration process, G Systems is known for consistently delivering high-quality low-risk solutions that improve process quality and efficiency from design and prototype development through final production. G Systems offers services ranging from expert consulting to single or multi-unit turnkey deployment. Capabilities include software, electrical and mechanical design and build, data management, and system builds as well as build-to-print systems.

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