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General Dynamics Awarded $40 Million NAVSEA Contract to Support Undersea Optic and Sensor Systems

FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) with support for submarine periscope, photonic, electro-optic and electromagnetic systems. The contract has a total potential value of $40.4 million over five years if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide program management and technical and engineering support for specific NAVSEA undersea periscope and sensor system requirements. General Dynamics will provide NAVSEA with maintenance capabilities that help ensure the constant readiness of the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet.

“The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport plays a critical role in fostering innovation and supporting modernization to ensure the U.S. Navy’s continued undersea leadership position,” said Ken Slaght, vice president and general manager Navy Systems Maritime Systems Sector for General Dynamics Information Technology. “General Dynamics is combining focused periscope and sensor system expertise and rapid responsiveness to support the U.S. Navy’s global submarine fleet requirements.”

NUWCDIVNPT ensures the U.S. Navy’s undersea superiority by providing fleet support that includes research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and systems maintenance of submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapons systems.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil, international and commercial sectors. With 15,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,000 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company has leading market positions in mission critical information systems and technologies, land and amphibious combat systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

June 2, 2008
Contact: Mark Meudt
Tel: (703) 246-0525
Email: Mark.Meudt@gdit.com

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