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General Dynamics Awarded $9 Million for Submarine Support Work

GROTON, Conn. – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $9 million modification to an existing contract for submarine modernization and related work at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Initially awarded in October 2001, the overall contract could be worth $142 million over five years if all options are exercised and funded.

Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will continue to perform non-nuclear submarine modernization and repair services at the Naval Submarine Support Facility at the Base. These services include intermediate overhaul, repair and modernization activities in support of submarines and the Shippingport floating dry-dock, as well as support and service craft.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 72,200 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 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 - Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Press Contact: (860) 433-8556

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