U.S. Army Orders Additional General Dynamics' Two-Channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack Radios

 U.S. Army Orders Additional General Dynamics' Two-Channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack
                                    Radios

AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios are ready to modernize the brigade combat teams of
Capability Set 13.

PR Newswire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Army recently
awarded General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics
(NYSE: GD), an additional production order valued at approximately $306
million for 3,726 Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) AN/PRC-155 Manpack
radios. The two-channel PRC-155 radios, along with vehicle integration kits
and related accessories, are part of the Army's Capability Set 13 networking
and communications gear deploying with brigade combat teams next year.
General Dynamics began production of these radios in anticipation of this new
production order and started deliveries to the Army in November.

"With the game-changing PRC-155 networking radio, soldiers can be confident
they will have access to lifesaving voice and data communications," said Chris
Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "The AN/PRC-155 Manpack
is the most rigorously tested radio in the Army's arsenal. This order, along
with the 19,000 AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radios already under contract, moves the
Army one step closer to achieving its brigade modernization strategy."

"The two-channel PRC-155 completes the Army's tactical network by connecting
upper to lower tiers, legacy to future waveforms and terrestrial to
over-the-horizon links," said Chris Brady, vice president of Assured
Communications for General Dynamics C4 Systems. "All of this is accomplished
in a single breakthrough radio that weighs 33 percent less than two legacy,
one-channel radios, reducing the soldier's burden."

The two-channel PRC-155 Manpack radio has also been certified by the National
Security Agency to communicate classified voice and data at the Top Secret
level and below. The certification makes the radio the only secure,
two-channel networking radio to communicate data across the entire force
structure between battalion headquarters and soldiers on foot and in vehicles.

The Army first purchased 100 AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios from General Dynamics
in July 2011. The two-channel Manpack radio provides line-of-sight and
beyond-line-of-sight, high-bandwidth waveforms for on-the-move voice, sensor,
data and position-location capabilities on soldiers or in vehicles. The
Manpack radio is the first tactical radio capable of supporting all three of
the Army's non-proprietary networking waveforms and is engineered to easily
port additional waveforms as they become available.

General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins will manufacture the Manpack radios.
Having two qualified manufacturers ensures the radios remain
cost-competitive.

General Dynamics C4 Systems' employees in Scottsdale, Ariz., Taunton, Mass.,
and Sunrise, Fla., work on the HMS AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios. The HMS program
supports 400 jobs, which includes jobs performed at Rockwell Collins in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa.

For more information about the PRC-155 Manpack radio visit www.gdradios.com.

More information about General Dynamics C4 Systems is available online at
www.gdc4s.com.

Information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

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