General Dynamics Awarded $25 Million by Lockheed Martin for Continued Work on U.S. Air Force GPS III Program

General Dynamics Awarded $25 Million by Lockheed Martin for Continued Work on
                        U.S. Air Force GPS III Program

PR Newswire

FAIRFAX, Va., July 29, 2014

FAIRFAX, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --General Dynamics Advanced
Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was
awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to
support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network
Communications Element (NCE) for space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08).
The Air Force's next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position,
navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities
yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability.

General Dynamics

"For more than 50 years, we have been a premier provider of spacecraft
communications and navigation equipment for the nation's military and
government agencies," said Carlo Zaffanella, vice president and general
manager of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at General Dynamics
Advanced Information Systems. "Our continued close work with Lockheed Martin
on the GPS III program, coupled with our in-depth mission understanding,
allows us to provide the Air Force with the next-generation of reliable and
affordable solutions to replace the aging constellation of GPS satellites
currently in orbit."

General Dynamics' NCE components provide the communications functions for the
GPS III satellites, including the ground-to-space command and control channel,
the space-to-space inter-satellite channel and the command and telemetry
communications channels within each satellite. General Dynamics is now under
contract with Lockheed Martin for GPS III SV 01-08. Delivery of the NCE
components for SV03 and SV04 are scheduled for this summer.

Compared to prior GPS vehicles, the Air Force's GPS III satellites will
deliver three times better accuracy, provide up to eight times more powerful
anti-jamming capabilities and include enhancements that extend spacecraft life
25 percent further. GPS III-series satellites also will carry a new civil
signal designed to be interoperable with other international global navigation
satellite systems, enhancing civilian-user connectivity.

The majority of the work under contract will be performed at the General
Dynamics Advanced Information Systems facilities in Scottsdale, Ariz., and
Bloomington, Minn.

For more information about General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
please visit
www.gd-ais.com.

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www.generaldynamics.com.

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SOURCE General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Website: http://www.gd-ais.com
Contact: Media: Jessica Howe, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
office: 703-272-6011 / cell: 202-617-4961 / email: jessica.howe@gd-ais.com,
Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics, office: 703-876-3583 / email:
elinnihan@generaldynamics.com
 
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