Monday, May 18, 2009

General Dynamics Completes 'Military Operations on Urban Terrain' Instrumentation for King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center

General Dynamics Completes 'Military Operations on Urban Terrain'
Instrumentation for King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center
May 18, 2009

Grand Opening and First Annual Warrior Competition will be held on May
19th near Amman, Jordan

FAIRFAX, Va., May 18 - General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has completed the
Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) instrumentation at the King
Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC) under a contract
awarded by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in 2006. Under a Foreign Military Sales contract, the U.S. Special Operations Command-Central (SOCCENT) serves as the project's program manager.

The instrumented KASOTC MOUT site developed by General Dynamics
replicates a real-life urban environment and supports four simultaneous training operations. The site includes 56 training buildings and a mock A300 aircraft fuselage; a centralized and integrated Range Operations Center to monitor and control all audio, video, special effects and target technology; networked day/night thermal cameras with 360-degree coverage to capture exercises for After Action Review; sound-effect speakers that project hundreds of realistic sounds, including shouts, animal noises and gunfire; integrated targetry; and special effects, such as rooftop explosion with debris, a concussion wave cannon, an automatic weapons simulator, simulated smells, a fog generator and an improvised explosive device (IED) kit.

"Providing realistic and high-quality training is paramount to
successful combat readiness," said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions Division. "We are proud and excited to be a part of the development and operational team for this premier training facility. The KASOTC instrumented MOUT site was built with the latest technology available and allows us to share this expertise with our government's allies, adding to their combat effectiveness and supporting their security interests."

The KASOTC is a 500 acre state-of-the-art training center that is the
world's first and largest special forces training facility of its kind,
specializing in counterterrorism and internal security missions. This
world-class training complex is located northeast of Amman, Jordan, and
provides an environment for U.S. allied forces to improve their skills
through realistic training scenarios and combined exercises on common ground where they can learn from each other's real life operational experience. The site facilitates multilateral partnerships that leverage participating nations' experience, expertise and resources. Users will have access to a multi-use tower; 100- and 300-meter live-fire, tactical, driving and urban ranges; and classroom facilities.

The KASOTC Grand Opening and First Annual Warrior Competition will take place May 19 - 21, 2009. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be immediately followed by the Warrior Competition. Teams representing special forces units from around the globe participating in competitive events such as Tower Run and Precision Pistol. Please visit for more information.

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.

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