Thursday, September 25, 2008

General Dynamics Awarded $26 Million Contract to Support Switzerland's F/A-18 Hornet Fleet

September 25, 2008

General Dynamics Awarded $26 Million Contract to Support Switzerland's F/A-18 Hornet Fleet

FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract to provide program management services for the Swiss government’s F/A-18 Hornet fighter fleet. The five-year contract was awarded to General Dynamics by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and has a total potential value of $25.7 million if all options are exercised.

Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide logistics, information technology (IT) and engineering support for global Swiss F/A-18 Hornet operations. Additionally, General Dynamics will provide communications management and training services to support the Swiss F/A-18 Hornet fleet.

“International air forces are turning to recognized global technology services leaders to enhance their operations and responsiveness,” said Cresswell Elmore, General Dynamics Information Technology vice president of logistics for Navy/Air Force Systems. “General Dynamics’ worldwide support for the Swiss F/A-18 Hornet fleet reflects our proven capabilities in providing international services and technology support.”

The Swiss government acquired the F/A-18 Hornet fighters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civilian government and commercial sectors. With approximately 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2008 revenues of approximately $29.5 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at
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