General Dynamics to Support Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program
FAIRFAX, Va.– The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract to provide program management and administrative support as well as technical services and systems engineering to the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Directorate (PD-452). The total potential value of the contract if all options are exercised is $41.8 million over a 12-month period of performance.
“This contract confirms General Dynamics’ ability to perform above and beyond what is necessary to help the Navy accomplish ballistic missile mission objectives,” stated Jerry Nittle, senior vice president at General Dynamics Information Technology. “We are pleased that NAVSEA trusts General Dynamics to continue to provide the expertise to ensure that U.S. Navy systems function successfully in support of missile defense.”
With the help of General Dynamics, PD-452 will support the execution of the overall Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) mission through test and evaluation planning and coordination, test range support, modeling and simulation and Battle Management Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (BMC4I) planning. The BMD component of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense System gives the U.S. Navy Aegis destroyers and cruisers the capability to intercept and defeat medium-range to long-range ballistic missiles.
PD-452 serves as the primary U.S. Navy management structure supporting the interface between the MDA and NAVSEA. General Dynamics will provide PD-452 with the necessary technical and engineering support for advanced hardware and software solutions. General Dynamics and PD-452 will also aid in maintaining the international cooperative missile defense development project between Japan and the U.S.
The contract was awarded in the name of Anteon, which was acquired by General Dynamics in June 2006.
General Dynamics Information Technology, which is a combination of the former Anteon and General Dynamics Network Systems, is a top-tier systems integrator that provides information technology (IT), systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil and commercial sectors. With 16,000 professionals worldwide, General Dynamics Information Technology is a trusted systems integrator of large-scale, mission-critical IT programs. General Dynamics delivers proven IT services and enterprise solutions that enable customers to achieve their expanding mission requirements, meet enterprise goals, and accomplish business objectives on-time and on-budget. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at www.gdit.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,900 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 about the company is available at www.generaldynamics.com.
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August 29, 2006
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