Fire Control and Gun Electronics

General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada provides integrated fire control solutions tailored to the unique requirements of defence platforms. These solutions are engineered to enable more efficient management of ordinance firing processes on a variety of platforms, including tanks, infantry combat vehicles, artillery, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars.

Complete fire control offerings

  • Ballistic computers
  • Fire control system computers
  • Flat panel displays
  • Ballistic computation software (including NABK)
  • Fire control software
  • Fire control system integration

Over 30 years of experience

All our offerings are based on a thorough understanding of end user requirements and fire control environments, and on more than 30 years of experience designing, engineering and building fire control systems for customers worldwide.

World's first fully digital Ballistic Computer System

Our extensive experience with fire control systems includes the design and manufacture of the world's first fully digital Ballistic Computer System (BCS) for the U.S. Army's XM-1 Program, which became the Abrams series of Main Battle Tanks. The BCS hardware and application software is the heart of the tank's fire control system, which also includes sensors, sight(s), and gun control equipment. General Dynamics has built over 10,000 BCSs, and has expanded its role in the program to address not only Direct Fire, but also Indirect Fire and Non-Line of Sight fire control systems.

Fire control systems for armored fighting vehicles

Beyond the BCS, we have been actively involved in the development of advanced fire control systems for armored fighting vehicles for more than ten years. To support our efforts in this area we designed and built our own armored vehicle test bed, with emphasis on crew information display, soldier-machine interface, and automatic target detection, recognition and tracking.

Tailored solutions

Based on our extensive experience and expertise with fire control systems for applications worldwide, we can tailor a solution specific to each customer's unique needs through adaptation of current products or development of a custom system.

Digital Fire Control System (DFCS)

The world's first digital fire control system for the U.S. M1 main battle tank. The Digital Fire Control System also continues to support fire control applications for major combat platforms like the 155mm Howitzer and the Stryker Mobile Gun System.