General Dynamics (Past Sponsor)
General Dynamics Mission Systems is the mission system integrator for the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the ship mission system integrator for the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF). Both the LCS and EPF are built on our open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI). OPEN CI allows for interoperability across the fleet and seamless integration of any current or future system applications. It is a flexible information technology backbone that uses strict industry standards, commercially available products, and published interfaces. Our open architecture design makes it possible for the Navy to take advantage of rapidly changing advancements in the marketplace, deploy technology upgrades, and adapt to new and more complex missions-faster and at lower costs.