SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics
Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been
awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a potential
value of $260 million by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for manufacturing and
integrating Theater Deployable Communications Integrated Communications Access
Packages (TDC ICAP). At this time, $20 million has been obligated against the
TDC is a state-of-the-art ground communications system that is flexible,
portable and rapidly deployable. Through the system, Air Force units can send
and receive secure voice, data and video messages via wireless, satellite or
other existing phone and wireline systems. The TDC ICAP modules have been
tested through the Joint Interoperability Test Center (JITC) for interface
with current U.S. Air Force legacy systems within all areas of operation
requiring deployable communications.
"In a military theater requiring constant, reliable communication, TDC
ICAP is the ticket to the show. It can be built from the ground up in the
most severe conditions in a matter of hours," said Ron Taylor, vice president
of communications systems for General Dynamics Decision Systems. "TDC
provides quick set-up for global communication capability for military users
at the base and to command centers wherever they may be."
The original USAF TDC ICAP contract, awarded in October 1996, was valued
at $263.7 million and included the delivery of more than 1,700 units.
General Dynamics Decision Systems, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a leader
in products and systems for information assurance, communication and
situational awareness for defense and industrial customers in the U.S. and
abroad. In addition to the Scottsdale Ariz. headquarters, General Dynamics
Decision Systems has facilities in Huntsville, Ala., Orlando, Fla. and
Columbia, Md., as well as other locations close to customer centers of
operation. Visit us on the web at http://www.gd-decisionsystems.com .
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs
approximately 54,000 people worldwide and had 2001 revenues of $12 billion.
The company has leading market positions in land and amphibious combat
systems, mission-critical information systems and technologies, shipbuilding
and marine systems, and business aviation.
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