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General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million for M915 Add-On Armor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $7.2 million contract from Israel-based Plasan Sasa for the production of Armor Protection Kits for the U.S. Army’s M915 tactical wheeled vehicle. Deliveries on this contract extend through August 2005.

Manufactured from a sandwich of steel, composite materials and aluminum, the add-on Armor Protection Kits will provide the M915 cargo vehicle and its personnel with much-needed protection against improvised explosive devices, mines and unconventional terrorist threats, like those encountered in Iraq. The program will be managed in Burlington, Vt., with manufacturing occurring at the company’s Lincoln, Neb., and Marion, Va., facilities.

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

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 - Friday, June 10, 2005
Press Contact: (704) 714-8014

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