General Dynamics Awarded $191 Million NAVSEA Ballistic Missile Defense Support Contract

FAIRFAX, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 support to the Missile Defense...


FAIRFAX, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 support to the Missile Defense Agency's Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program directorate. The contract has a total potential value of $191 million over five years if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, General Dynamics will provide systems engineering and program management assistance to Aegis BMD for production, fleet introduction and fleet operations and support. The company also will provide test and evaluation engineering management and safety, quality and mission assurance engineering; and support international programs including Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and cooperative development activities.

"The Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the United States and our armed forces," said Bill Cobb , vice president and general manager of Combat Systems for General Dynamics Information Technology. "General Dynamics is pleased to continue our partnership with the Missile Defense Agency and Naval Sea Systems Command."

General Dynamics has provided similar services to Aegis BMD and its predecessor organizations since 1999 and has partnered with the U.S. Navy to define and develop its BMD program since its inception in the early 1990s.

Aegis BMD will provide the capability for the U.S. Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers to detect, track, intercept and defeat short, medium and long range ballistic missiles in the ascent, midcourse and terminal descent phases of ballistic missile flight.

About General Dynamics Information Technology

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 83,500 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 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 on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

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