Thursday, July 16, 2009

General Dynamics Awarded $68 Million Contract to Support the U.S. Air Force's Air Defense Mission

General Dynamics Awarded $68 Million Contract to Support the U.S. Air
Force's Air Defense Mission

July 16, 2009

FAIRFAX, Va., July 16 - General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office to support the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Communications Service 2 program. The contract covers one base year with four option years and has a
total potential value of $67.7 million if all options are exercised.

General Dynamics will provide around-the-clock operations and
maintenance support for three Battle Control Centers and an Air Operations Center located in Rome, N.Y.; Panama City, Fla.; Tacoma, Wash.; and Anchorage, Alaska; and program management and engineering services for associated facilities worldwide. In addition, General Dynamics will serve as the single system manager for communications systems supporting the North American Aerospace Defense Command's air sovereignty mission by developing, integrating and maintaining mission systems at the control centers and more than 150 remote site locations.

"General Dynamics will continue to support the U.S. Air Force by
maintaining existing systems and through integration of current technology solutions for the United States' air defense network," said Charlie Plummer, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Air Force IT Solutions sector. "General Dynamics' successful 25-year relationship with the customer and the program will allow us to provide comprehensive support on the extremely critical mission of securing the United States from potential threats."

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 92,900 people worldwide. 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

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