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General Dynamics to Provide IT Services to the U.S. Coast Guard

NEEDHAM, Mass. - The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems a $2.8 million information technology (IT) contract to install emitter and detection tools for vessels engaged in law enforcement and homeland defense missions. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

During the next year General Dynamics will install Small Ship Electronic Support Measures (SSESM) aboard seven Coast Guard cutters based at locations across the country. The company will also provide Coast Guard personnel with instruction and training on operating and maintaining these systems. The contract was awarded by the Maintenance and Logistic Command (Atlantic) based in Norfolk, Va.

The SSESM is built by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and is part of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), which is an upgrade and replacement program for the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare system. This system has been the primary electronic warfare and anti-ship- missile defense system since the early 1980s. The SSESM and SEWIP improve operator situational awareness by adding electronic support capabilities, as well as special signal detection, processing capabilities, network-centric warfare capabilities and display enhancements. General Dynamics is currently providing systems integration, production, testing and technical documentation of the SSESM.

In addition, General Dynamics C4 Systems supports the Coast Guard via the National Distress and Response System Modernization Project (NDRSMP), called “Rescue 21,” which has search and rescue, and homeland security applications.

About General Dynamics Network Systems

General Dynamics Network Systems is a world-class information technology (IT) architect and systems integrator of converged voice, video and data networks that are secure, scalable, survivable and interoperable. Our 7,000 dedicated professionals design, build, integrate, and operate enterprise and wireless networks for government and commercial customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.gd-ns.com .

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 72,200 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 can be found at www.generaldynamics.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 72,200 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.

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General Dynamics Corporation (ticker: GD, exchange: NYSE)
News Release - Monday, February 27, 2006
Press Contact: (781) 789-7843



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