General Dynamics Awarded $57 Million From U.S. Navy
Financial News Network 
November 21, 2011
General Dynamics Electric Boat (NYSE:GD) recently was awarded two U.S. Navy contracts worth $56.7 million to perform submarine modernization and maintenance work and develop advanced technologies for current and future undersea platforms.
Under the first award, worth $41.6 million, Electric Boat will continue operating the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.
Under the terms of the second $15.1 million award, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturability, maintainability, survivability, hydrodynamics, acoustics and materials.
General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) has potential upside of 21.7% based on a current price of $62.67 and an average consensus analyst price target of $76.28.
General Dynamics is currently above its 50-day moving average (MA) of $61.49 and should find resistance at its 200-day MA of $68.88.
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General Dynamics Corporation is a diversified defense company. The Company offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation, combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions, shipbuilding design and construction, and information systems, technologies and services.