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General Dynamics Awarded $10 Million Modification for Virginia-class Submarine Photonics Mast Workstations

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $10 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for fabrication, integration, test and delivery of seven photonics mast workstations (PMWs) for installation on Virginia-class submarines. The PMWs are used to control and display imaging sensor data from the AN/BVS-1 Photonics Mast System.

The contract includes engineering services in support of the development, field maintenance and modification of the photonics mast workstations for integration into the photonics mast system. The photonics mast is an electronic imaging sensor set contained on a mast that does not penetrate the submarine hull as do conventional periscopes.

Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va., and is expected to be completed by Aug. 2011.

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. More information is available on the Internet at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 70,200 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $19.2 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 - Friday, February 25, 2005
Press Contact: (703) 271-7316

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