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General Dynamics Awarded Mission-Support and Experimentation Services Contract by U.S. Joint Forces Command

FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) to provide essential mission and business-sustainment support services to the USJFCOM enterprise and the Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate (J9). This is a five-year multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. The contract has a $151 million potential value among the two awardees if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

With the award of this contract, General Dynamics will continue to provide long-term mission support services for the Joint Concept Development and Experimentation enterprise's daily operations, as well as support for USJFCOM experimentation events. This includes analysis, research and development, modeling and simulation, technological assessment and business services. The J9 leads the development of emerging and future joint warfighting concepts and capabilities, and conducts and enables joint experimentation. It supports the needs of the combatant commanders, the U.S. military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff.

“As a long-standing partner of the U.S. Joint Forces Command, General Dynamics is committed to providing the right skills, experience and technical capabilities to address the challenges facing our warfighters,” said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. “By taking an enterprise approach and working collectively with the J9, General Dynamics will continue to support the development and execution of relevant and meaningful joint concept development and experimentation.”

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., the company specializes in ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence. More information is available online at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. 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. More information about General Dynamics is available online at

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June 2, 2009
Contact: Lucy Ryan
Tel: (703) 272-6010

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