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General Dynamics Awarded $8 Million for Foreign Military Sales of Aegis Directors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has received an $8 million modification to a previously awarded contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. for the production, assembly and testing of eight Aegis guided missile director and controller systems. The units are being sold to the governments of Australia and Spain through the Foreign Military Sales program. The June 13, 2007, modification to a contract initially awarded in January 2007 brings the total contract value to date to $ 15.4 million.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), produces the Aegis Illuminator gun and guided missile MK 82/200 director/controllers for the Aegis Weapon System, the U.S. Navy’s most advanced tactical radar defense system. General Dynamics has more than 20 years of experience in the design, production and technical support of the Aegis MK 82/200. Program management, assembly and testing will be performed at General Dynamics’ Vermont-based Burlington Technology Center.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, 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, Virginia, employs approximately 82,600 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

June 28, 2007
Contact: Norm Blanchard
Tel: (802) 657-6841
Email: nblanchard@gdatp.com

 



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