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General Dynamics Canada to Provide Acoustic Signal Processors for Republic of Korea Navy

OTTAWA – General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a contract by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems to provide the Acoustic Signal Processing (ASP) systems for eight Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft. General Dynamics Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Work will be performed in Ottawa, Ontario.

In addition to an intuitive interface and advanced tools to reduce operator workload, the COTS-based UYS-504 ASP takes advantage of the latest advances in parallel processing technology to provide the ROK Navy with a powerful acoustic processor to detect, monitor and track modern nuclear and diesel submarines in the most challenging environments, as part of their overall anti-submarine warfare capability. A variant of the UYS-504 has also been selected by the Canadian Air Force for upgrading the underwater surveillance capabilities of the CP-140 Aurora Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

In-flight training of ROK P-3, crews will be enhanced by the UYS-504’s embedded Tactical Acoustic Trainer, which provides realistic simulation of acoustic contacts and oceanography by providing the same training scenario capabilities as General Dynamics Canada’s stand-alone T502 Tactical Acoustic Trainer. The embedded Trainer supports progressive crew training from simple, single-contact scenarios to those featuring complex multiple-contact, mixed ocean environments.

L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) is recognized internationally as a system integration organization specializing in the modernization and maintenance of aircraft of all sizes, and the study, design, development, and integration of special mission systems for military and commercial applications. The company has modified more than 15,000 different aircraft of more than 125 types. Headquartered in Greenville, Texas, L-3 IS operates from multiple sites in Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Virginia, Maryland, Alabama and Australia.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors. To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at

General Dynamics Canada, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, is the international market leader in acoustic processing systems, ground replay facilities and training systems. A CMMI Level 3 systems integrator, the company provides leading-edge, technology-based solutions to Land, Airborne and Maritime forces in over 20 countries. More information is available on the Internet at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 71,900 people worldwide and had 2004 revenues 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, November 18, 2005
Press Contact: (613) 596-7059

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