General Dynamics Leads Team Competing for Joint Battlefield Hazard Alert System
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), will lead a team to compete for a contract to provide an integrated warning system for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) hazards.
The Joint Warning and Reporting Network program, or JWARN, will give U.S Forces the capability to collect, monitor, analyze and distribute NBC alerts and predictive information in near real time. JWARN is an integrated system that will link NBC detectors and sensors to command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The Marine Corps Systems Command is the executive agent for the program, with participation by the Army, Navy and Air Force, and is expected to award the JWARN Block II/III contract in September 2002.
JWARN, located in command and control centers, will generate and disseminate several types of warnings to Joint Forces. Maps of NBC hazard areas, messages, multiple reports and auditory alarm warnings will emit from NBC detectors, allowing commanders to communicate with their troops, understand both the tactical and strategic implications of an NBC attack or hazard and make decisions based on data and information gathered in JWARN.
“Our success as a leading systems integrator is due in part to our ability to assemble superior teams,” said Manny Mora, vice president of Integrated Systems at General Dynamics Decision Systems. “This team will deliver the enhanced situational awareness needed to allow Joint Forces to see, understand and make smarter decisions within NBC environments.”
General Dynamics will lead a team that includes Lockheed Martin of Denver, Colo.; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean Va.; CACI International of Arlington, Va.; BAE SYSTEMS of Austin, Tex.; and Technology Service Corporation in Colorado Springs, Colo.
General Dynamics Decision Systems, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leader in 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, Ariz., 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 54,000 people worldwide and anticipates 2002 revenues of $14 billion. The company has leading market positions in land and amphibious combat systems, mission-critical information systems and technologies, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation.
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General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Wednesday, August 7, 2002
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