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General Dynamics Awarded $31 Million Option for Production of Tactical Satellite Communications Terminals

NEWTON, N.C. – General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded a $30.5 million follow-on order for satellite communications terminals that will be used in the U.S. Marine Corps Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) program. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Lifecycle Management Command, Ft. Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting authority. The order is the first of four options on an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract that has a total potential value of $160 million if all options are exercised.

The terminals will provide deployed warfighters with robust, beyond-line-of-sight communications for a broad spectrum of information services including video, multimedia, data and imagery.

Under this order, the U.S. Marine Corps is requesting quantities of General Dynamics Warrior 120 (1.2-meter) and Warrior 180 (1.8-meter) very small aperture (VSAT) flyaway terminals and 2.4-meter trailer-mounted terminals for quick-setup tactical communications.

The Marine’s SWAN program is acquiring this equipment through the World-Wide Satellite Systems (WWSS) contract, which is intended to provide communications systems that are capable of overcoming existing and projected bandwidth constraints for Department of Defense transformation programs worldwide. WWSS is available to support all federal communications missions, including disaster relief and homeland security efforts.

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a leading supplier of emergency, strategic and tactical satcom ground terminals for reachback and range extension, including complete communications interoperability and control of fixed and mobile terminals. Additionally, the company offers a full line of satcom electronics products including VertexRSI brand solid-state power amplifiers, controls systems and tracking receivers. The company also supplies Prodelin® brand VSAT antennas and Gabriel™ brand antennas for microwave applications. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. Additional information about products and services is available at www.gdsatcom.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. More information about the company is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

May 31, 2007
Contact: Chris Snapp
Tel: (508) 880-163
Email: Chris.Snapp@gdc4s.com

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