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U.S. Air Force's Air Defense Mission Awards Support Contract

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General Dynamics
: 16 July, 2009  (Company News)
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the Defense Information Technology Contracting
Office to support the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Communications Service 2
program. The contract covers one base year with four option years and has a
total potential value of $67.7 million if all options are exercised.
General Dynamics will provide around-the-clock operations and
maintenance support for three Battle Control Centers and an Air Operations Center
located in Rome, N.Y.; Panama City, Fla.; Tacoma, Wash.; and Anchorage, Alaska; and
program management and engineering services for associated facilities
worldwide. In addition, General Dynamics will serve as the single system
manager for communications systems supporting the North American Aerospace
Defense Command's air sovereignty mission by developing, integrating and
maintaining mission systems at the control centers and more than 150 remote
site locations.

'General Dynamics will continue to support the U.S. Air Force by
maintaining existing systems and through integration of current technology
solutions for the United States' air defense network,' said Charlie Plummer,
vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information
Technology's Air Force IT Solutions sector. 'General Dynamics' successful
25-year relationship with the customer and the program will allow us to
provide comprehensive support on the extremely critical mission of securing
the United States from potential threats.'
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