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General Dynamics Awarded $479 Million Contract for Support of Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab

ARLINGTON, Va. – General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a 5-year, $479 million contract to continue its support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab.

Work will be performed in Suffolk, Va., and includes continued research and development, engineering, formulation and analysis of joint operational concepts as they relate to the command's mission of joint concept development and experimentation. General Dynamics will carry out specific tasks to explore, test, evaluate and then establish new combinations of military doctrine, organization, training, materials, leadership, personnel, and facilities.

General Dynamics has supported the Joint Experimentation program and the Joint Futures Lab since 1998. They hold separate contracts to support the Joint Forces Command's Joint C4ISR Battle Center, and Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program.

“General Dynamics has a long standing relationship with the Joint Forces Command. We are pleased to continue supporting the Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab,” John Stewart, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems said. “These are key programs in planning and supporting transformation of U.S. forces to face future challenges."

The mission of the Joint Experimentation Program is to develop, explore and assess new joint warfighting concepts, organizational structures and emerging technologies through discovery, innovation and experimentation, in order to drive transformational changes that achieve the optimal future joint force capability.

Headquartered in Arlington, Va., General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems provides transformational mission solutions in command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security and homeland defense communities. More information can be found at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 68,400 people worldwide and anticipates 2004 revenue of $19 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation.

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General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Thursday, July 1, 2004
Press Contact: (703) 271-7452

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