General Dynamics to Deliver Open Architecture Core Mission System for Littoral Combat Ships 14 and 16

General Dynamics to Deliver Open Architecture Core Mission System for Littoral
                            Combat Ships 14 and 16

Open architecture computing infrastructure (OPEN CI) connects proven,
innovative hardware and software technology seamlessly and reliably for
increased mission capability.

PR Newswire

FAIRFAX, Va., May 15, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced
Information Systems has been awarded a contract by Austal USA to be the
Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) 14
and 16. These are the fifth and sixth ships of the Independence-variant LCS to
be ordered by the U.S. Navy under a 10-ship block buy contract awarded in
December 2010 to Austal USA. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is
a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

As part of the Austal USA LCS Industry team General Dynamics is responsible
for the design, integration and testing of the ships' electronic systems
including the combat system, networks and seaframe control. The technology
backbone for the core mission system is General Dynamics' open architecture
computing infrastructure (OPEN CI). With its 'plug and play' ability to
quickly integrate new technology into ship systems, OPEN CI provides platform
flexibility and quick configuration in response to dynamic and evolving Navy
mission requirements.

"Ensuring that the Navy has the most capable and advanced systems available at
the lowest cost is the goal we work toward each and every day," said Mike
Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Advanced
Information Systems Mission Integration Systems division. "This award
validates our ability to introduce new innovations quickly and easily using
OPEN CI, helping to drive total ownership cost down throughout the LCS
lifecycle and enabling interoperability across the fleet."

With its highly flexible architecture, OPEN CI facilitates the integration of
best-in-class commercially available products, quickly and cost-effectively.

This contract helps maintain a strong technical workforce at General Dynamics
Advanced Information Systems facilities in Pittsfield, Mass., as well as in
Mobile, Ala., Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey and California.
Additionally, this work will continue to support more than 450 suppliers
across the country.

More information about General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is
available at www.gd-ais.com. 

More information about General Dynamics is available online at
www.generaldynamics.com.

SOURCE General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Website: http://www.gd-ais.com
Contact: Media: Jessica Howe, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
(703) 272-6011, or Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics, (703) 876- 3583
 
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