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General Dynamics Awarded $32 Million for Joint Biological Point Detection Systems Production and Support

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a $32 million contract option for production, testing and field support packages for Joint Biological Point Detection Systems (JBPDS). This award modifies an August 2004 contract and brings the total value to date to $174 million. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The JBPDS is a self-contained instrument suite that rapidly detects and identifies biological warfare agents. Available in man-portable, shelter-based, ship-based and trailer-mounted variants, the JBPDS is a Joint Services program and is configured to meet the operational requirements of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.

Work will be performed at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products’ Charlotte, N.C., detection and protection production facility. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a world leader in the field of chemical and biological agent detection. The JBPDS is a core component of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products' detection and protection business, with sales for development, testing, production, refurbishment and spares totaling more than $369 million since initial production of the unit in 2001.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc., located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance armament systems; a full range of advanced composite-based products; biological and chemical detection systems; and mobile shelter systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the World Wide Web at www.gdatp.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,000 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 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 online at www.generaldynamics.com.

February 15, 2007
Contact: Tim Haddock
Tel: (802) 657-6642
Email:thaddock@gdatp.com



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