Wednesday, June 24, 2009

General Dynamics Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy for Aircraft Radomes

General Dynamics Awarded Contract by U.S. Navy for Aircraft Radomes
June 24, 2009 10:00:00 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy's Naval Inventory Control Point for the refurbishment of radomes for the EA-6B fighter jet. The initial award value is $2 million with a total potential value of $10 million over five years if all options are exercised.

According to Senior Program Manager Daran Eastridge, "We produce a wide array of radomes ranging from fighter and cargo aircraft noses, wings, tails and fuselages to commercial nose weather radomes and radomes for specialized applications. Our experience on both commercial and military aircraft creates value for our customers."

Engineers at General Dynamics' Marion, Va., facility will refurbish existing EA-6B radomes. The work will include quality inspection, cleaning, fabrication and painting. The refurbished radomes will be used onboard EA-6B aircraft for both the Navy and the Marine Corps.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products' site in Marion produces a wide variety of products to support commercial and military aerospace applications. Work at the site includes the design, development and manufacturing of aircraft radomes, advanced aircraft composite structures and mobile shelter systems. Products include: aircraft radomes, missile and ground-based platforms, control surfaces, fairings, engine components, landing gear, weapons bay doors, primary helicopter structures, and lightweight composite vehicle-mounted shelter systems. The site spans three state-of-the-art facilities which house approximately one million square feet of manufacturing space.

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