US Navy awards General Dynamics USD 19m for F/A-18 mission computers
Mar 14, 2013 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
The US Navy awarded US defence contractor General Dynamics' (NYSE: GD) General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems unit a USD 19.3m contract to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft, the company said.
General Dynamics has delivered F/A-18 advanced mission computers since 2002.
According to GD, the AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew. A ruggedized, high-performance, high-reliability mission and display-processing system, the AMC can process high-speed data flows from the latest sensor technologies.
The system performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing, and it is designed to operate in the extreme environmental conditions of high-performance fighter aircraft.
General Dynamics said it uses commercial off-the-shelf products and an open architecture to allow for rapid technology insertions to enhance capability and keep lifecycle costs down.
This contract will be performed primarily at the General Dynamics facility in Bloomington, Minn., where it is supported by more than 125 employees. This work under this contract will be completed by the end of 2014.
For more information about General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, visit www.gd-ais.com. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
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