General Dynamics Awarded $26 Million Communications Support Projects at California Air Bases
FAIRFAX, Va. - General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded two delivery orders to provide an integrated, high-bandwidth information transport capability at Beale and Edwards Air Force Bases in California. These two projects, awarded under full and open competition, have a combined value of $26 million. General Dynamics Information Technology is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Under these orders, General Dynamics will provide the 940th Air Refueling Wing at Beale Air Force Base and the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base with the information technology solutions to process classified and unclassified data, voice, video, imagery, and sensor requirements. At Beale Air Force Base the General Dynamics team will survey, design and install a Metropolitan Area Network to support base users in approximately 143 buildings. Similarly, the Edwards Air Force Base project will provide support to users in 518 facilities over the 301,000-acre base. These turnkey projects entail the design and installation of more than 1.1 million feet of fiber-optic cabling and base-wide Ethernet over Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) solutions, as well as operation and maintenance training.
These projects were awarded under the NETCENTS Combat Information Transport Systems (CITS) Site Survey, Engineering Integration and Installation (SSEI&I) contract. The Air Force CITS vision is to develop and field affordable next-generation Air Force networks, and sustain them at more than 100 locations worldwide. To realize this vision, the CITS Program has focused on modernizing worldwide fixed-base communications infrastructure with high-speed, high-capacity, reliable, digital information transport, using commercial-off-the shelf hardware and software; providing network management and information assurance capabilities; effectively modernizing voice-switching systems; and sustaining operations through help desk, operator training and technical orders.
General Dynamics has been a long-time partner with the Air Force in realizing this vision, completing total turnkey system designs and installations at 48 bases worldwide.
General Dynamics Information Technology, which is a combination of the former Anteon and General Dynamics Network Systems, is a top-tier systems integrator that provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil and commercial sectors. With 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company has the customer knowledge, domain expertise and proven performance to manage large-scale, mission-critical IT programs. As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology utilizes its deep mission understanding to deliver proven IT services and enterprise solutions that enable customers to achieve their expanding mission requirements, meet enterprise goals, and accomplish business objectives on-time and on-budget. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,900 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. More information about the company is available at www.generaldynamics.com.
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August 9, 2006
Contact: Mark Meudt
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