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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Awarded $6.7 Million for Middleware Sensor Integration

ARLINGTON, Va. – General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received an initial $6.7 million award under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Middleware Sensor Integration. This contract allows orders to be placed for open architecture, commercial off-the-shelf processing, communication and networking solutions for Navy sensor, weapon and combat systems. The Navy will utilize this effort to develop and demonstrate advanced concepts in sensor integration and contact fusion and for a variety of Naval platforms. The contract has a maximum potential value of $65 million.

Work will be performed in Fairfax, Va., and Kauai, Hawaii, and is expected to be completed in November 2007. The Office of Naval Research awarded the contract.

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 71,900 people worldwide. 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 - Monday, January 9, 2006
Press Contact: (703) 271-7316

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