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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $14 Million Contract Modification for Submarine Combat Control System

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $14 million contract modification for procurement and engineering activities supporting the AN/BYG-1 Submarine Combat Control System. Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 2005.

The contract modification includes engineering and technical services to support development activities for the Tactical Control System, which is intended for use in all U.S. Navy submarines. The Tactical Control System provides the next generation capability for submarine tactical decision and contact/sensor management. The system uses a lower cost, more readily upgradeable commercial off-the-shelf based system design. The first AN/BYG-1 Combat Control System is scheduled to be installed on an improved SSN-688 Los Angeles class attack submarine in July 2005.

The contract modification also includes procurement activities for Integrated Electronic Equipment Enclosure (IEEE) cabinets in support of the AN/BYG-1 Combat Control System on SEAWOLF Class submarines. These cabinets will contain the combat control system electronics and software associated with the Tactical Control, Weapons Control and Information Assurance systems.

Digital System Resources, Inc. received the award modification on Jan. 5, 2005. The original award was received on Dec. 13, 2002. The company was acquired by General Dynamics and became part of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Sept. 2003.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, headquartered in Arlington, Va., is a leading provider of transformational mission solutions in command, control, communications, and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Customers include those in the defense, intelligence, homeland security and homeland defense communities.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 71,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2004 revenue in excess 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, January 20, 2005
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