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General Dynamics Selected as F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Gun System Integrator

BURLINGTON, Vt. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, Texas, as the gun system integrator for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

“This is a significant competitive win for General Dynamics, and reaffirms our position as premier aircraft gun system provider,” said Linda Hudson, president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. “We look forward to working with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in making the world’s most capable fighter even more lethal and survivable.”

Design and development work for the F-35 JSF aircraft’s gun system will be undertaken in Burlington, Vt. Production deliveries could reach several thousand units over the life of the program.

The next-generation F-35 JSF is a stealthy (radar-evading), supersonic multi-role fighter designed to meet the U.S. government's requirements for a new generation of transformational weapons. The single-engine F-35 JSF will be manufactured in three versions: a conventional-takeoff-and-landing (CTOL) variant for the U.S. Air Force, an aircraft-carrier version (CV) for the U.S. Navy, and a short-takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) version for the U.S. Marine Corps.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance armament systems; a full range of advanced composite-based products; biological and chemical detection systems; tactical deception equipment; and mobile shelter systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the World Wide Web at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 54,000 people worldwide and anticipates 2002 revenues of approximately $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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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)
Press Release - Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Press Contact: (802) 657-6246

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