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March 7, 2008
General Dynamics Selected to Provide Satellite-Based Communications Systems and Services to the U.S. Navy
NEWTON, N.C. – General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is one of seven contractors selected by the U.S. Navy to provide satellite communications systems and services under a potential five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. The contract has no initial award value to General Dynamics; it has a maximum potential value of $490 million to all awardees if all options are exercised. The equipment and services will be used by the Navy to enable satellite-based voice, video and data communications across various frequency bands. The program is managed by the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in Charleston, S.C. General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Under terms of the contract, SATCOM Technologies will provide a variety of multi-band tactical satellite terminals and the systems it takes to run the terminals, including hardware, software and related services. Services will range from operations to logistics support.
“This go-to contract vehicle continues to demonstrate SATCOM Technologies’ relevance and value to the Navy,” said Gary Kanipe, vice president of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies. “Our products, systems and services enable a critical common-link for networked and one-to-one satellite communications across the Department of Defense.”
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies is a leading supplier of emergency, strategic and tactical satellite ground terminals for reachback and range extension, including complete communications interoperability and control of fixed and mobile terminals. Additional information about SATCOM Technology’s products and services is available on the Internet at www.gdsatcom.com.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology.
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.