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U.S. Army Chooses General Dynamics to Upgrade Communications Networks at Two Installations

NEEDHAM, Mass. - General Dynamics Network Systems has been chosen by the U.S. Army to modernize communications and data network infrastructure at two of the Army’s strategic Power Projection Platform sites, Fort Drum, N.Y., and Fort Lewis, Wash. The work is valued at $7 million. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).

At Fort Drum, General Dynamics will upgrade the current telecommunications switching system to the latest Internet Protocol telephony technology, called “Voice over IP.” The Fort Drum project, valued at $6.2 million, was competitively awarded under the Army’s Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program (DSSMP). DSSMP, along with the associated Installation Information Infrastructure Program (I3MP) program, is the Army’s multi-year initiative to upgrade all of its installations worldwide, providing greater bandwidth to address increasing demands for voice, video and data services. General Dynamics has been implementing communications solutions at Fort Drum for more than a decade.

The Fort Drum contract was awarded by the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J. Program oversight for this award is provided by the Product Manager Defense Communications Systems – CONUS, which is a unit of the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems (PM DCASS) organization.

At Fort Lewis, General Dynamics will team with the prime contractor, Information Systems Support (ISS), of Gaithersburg, Md., to design the network infrastructure for the installation near Seattle. Under the contract, the company will conduct an extensive engineering design to upgrade all of its installations worldwide, providing greater bandwidth to address increasing demands for voice, video and data services. The Fort Lewis order, valued at $800,000, was awarded under the General Services Administration’s Connections contract.

About General Dynamics Network Systems

General Dynamics Network Systems is a world-class information technology (IT) architect and systems integrator of converged voice, video and data networks that are secure, scalable, survivable and interoperable. Our 6,000 dedicated professionals design, build, integrate, and operate enterprise and wireless networks for government and commercial customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.gd-ns.com.

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 70,100 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 - Thursday, May 19, 2005
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