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U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $4.2 Million Contract for Surface Electronic Warfare System

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $4.2 million contract for eight Small Ship Electronic Surveillance Systems (SSESM). These systems improve operator situational awareness by adding electronic support capabilities, developed by the Naval Research Laboratory, as well as special signal detection, processing capabilities, network centric warfare capabilities and display enhancements.

SSESM is part of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), which is a spiral development upgrade and replacement program for the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare system. This system has been the primary electronic warfare and Anti-Ship Missile Defense system since the early 1980s.

Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va. and includes systems integration, production, testing and technical documentation. Delivery of the systems will begin in August 2006.

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, Virginia, employs approximately 70,800 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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Any "forward-looking statements" contained in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Press Contact: (703) 271-7316

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