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General Dynamics Awarded $9.6 Million Contract for Survival Radios and Interrogators

Upgrade Will Add GPS Capability and Encrypted Two-Way Messaging

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to upgrade AN/PRC-112 survival radios that are already fielded and procure ancillary equipment for aircrew survival. The contract was awarded on December 27, 2001.

A GPS appliqué will be added to the fielded AN/PRC-112 radios to provide GPS capability and encrypted, two-way messaging. The retrofitted radios will allow downed crewmembers to transmit and receive voice, messages, identification and GPS location information. The contract also includes General Dynamics’ Quickdraw2 Interrogators that can be carried onto aircraft to enable search-and-rescue operations. The Interrogator allows the commander to communicate directly with a downed crewmember.

General Dynamics Decision Systems, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leader in technologies, products and systems for information assurance, communication and situational awareness for defense and industrial customers in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to the Scottsdale headquarters, General Dynamics Decision Systems has facilities in Huntsville, Ala., Orlando, Fla., and Columbia, Md., as well as other locations close to customer centers of operation.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 52,000 people and anticipates 2001 sales of approximately $12 billion. The company has leading market positions in business aviation, information systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and land and amphibious combat systems.

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Any "forward-looking statements" contained in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Tuesday, January 8, 2002
Press Contact: (480) 441-2885



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