General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Awarded $19 Million for U.S.
Navy F/A-18 Mission Computers
FAIRFAX, Va., March 13, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Navy awarded General
Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $19.3 million contract to produce
Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super
Hornet aircraft. General Dynamics has delivered F/A-18 advanced mission
computers since 2002. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a
business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
The AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational
awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew. A ruggedized,
high-performance, high-reliability mission and display-processing system, the
AMC can process high-speed data flows from the latest sensor technologies. The
system performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics
processing, and it is designed to operate in the extreme environmental
conditions of today's high-performance fighter aircraft.
"Last year we hit a major milestone with the delivery of the 1,500^th advanced
mission computer to the U.S. Navy in support of the Super Hornet program,"
said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information
Systems. "Our long-standing commitment to outfitting this world-class aircraft
with our open architecture has provided the Navy with the ability to
cost-effectively address obsolescence, increase flexibility and strengthen
General Dynamics uses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and an open
architecture to allow for rapid technology insertions to enhance capability
and keep lifecycle costs down. This contract will be performed primarily at
the General Dynamics facility in Bloomington, Minn., where it is supported by
more than 125 employees. This work under this contract will be completed by
the end of 2014.
For more information about General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
please visit www.gd-ais.com. More information about General Dynamics is
available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
SOURCE General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Contact: Media: Jessica Howe, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
+1-703-272-6011, or Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics,
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