General Dynamics Awarded $32 Million Sole-source Contract for Mobile Telecommunication Switches

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from General Dynamics Communication Systems

    TAUNTON, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Communications
 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:   GD), was recently awarded
 a sole-source contract to provide Army tactical commanders with a compact,
 lightweight, highly mobile telephone switching system.  The initial order for
 27 systems is worth $32 million.  The contract has a potential value of $106
 million if options for up to 58 more systems are exercised.  The U.S. Army
 Communications Electronics Command is the contracting authority.
     The General Dynamics-designed Single Shelter Switch system will replace
 the Army's existing inventory of AN/TTC-39A and AN/TTC-39D switching systems.
 It also may be used as a replacement for the Large Extension Node systems
 fielded as a part of the Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) program.
     General Dynamics collaborates with Laguna Industries Inc., of Mesita, New
 Mexico, on the design and production of tactical communications systems such
 as the Single Shelter Switch for the Army.  Laguna Industries provides various
 racks, cables and related sub-assemblies, while General Dynamics contributes
 the switching equipment products.
     John Martin, vice president of Communications and International Systems
 for General Dynamics in Taunton, said, "This contract is a direct result of
 our successful teaming arrangement with Laguna Industries on the previous
 Single Shelter Switch development and production contract.  We view our
 teaming as very beneficial to both companies, and expect it to remain so on
 this follow-on contract."
 
     About General Dynamics
     General Dynamics Communication Systems is headquartered in Taunton, Mass.
 The unit provides secure communication and information solutions that
 integrate custom-developed and commercial off-the-shelf products for the
 military and commercial markets.  It designs, integrates, and supports
 strategic and tactical battlefield communication systems, worldwide, and
 provides environmentally hardened and special packaging of computer equipment
 and peripherals for both commercial and military applications.
     General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs
 approximately 46,000 people and anticipates 2001 sales of approximately $11.5
 billion.  The company has leading market positions in business aviation,
 information systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and land and amphibious
 combat systems.
 
 

SOURCE General Dynamics Communication Systems
    TAUNTON, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Communications
 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:   GD), was recently awarded
 a sole-source contract to provide Army tactical commanders with a compact,
 lightweight, highly mobile telephone switching system.  The initial order for
 27 systems is worth $32 million.  The contract has a potential value of $106
 million if options for up to 58 more systems are exercised.  The U.S. Army
 Communications Electronics Command is the contracting authority.
     The General Dynamics-designed Single Shelter Switch system will replace
 the Army's existing inventory of AN/TTC-39A and AN/TTC-39D switching systems.
 It also may be used as a replacement for the Large Extension Node systems
 fielded as a part of the Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) program.
     General Dynamics collaborates with Laguna Industries Inc., of Mesita, New
 Mexico, on the design and production of tactical communications systems such
 as the Single Shelter Switch for the Army.  Laguna Industries provides various
 racks, cables and related sub-assemblies, while General Dynamics contributes
 the switching equipment products.
     John Martin, vice president of Communications and International Systems
 for General Dynamics in Taunton, said, "This contract is a direct result of
 our successful teaming arrangement with Laguna Industries on the previous
 Single Shelter Switch development and production contract.  We view our
 teaming as very beneficial to both companies, and expect it to remain so on
 this follow-on contract."
 
     About General Dynamics
     General Dynamics Communication Systems is headquartered in Taunton, Mass.
 The unit provides secure communication and information solutions that
 integrate custom-developed and commercial off-the-shelf products for the
 military and commercial markets.  It designs, integrates, and supports
 strategic and tactical battlefield communication systems, worldwide, and
 provides environmentally hardened and special packaging of computer equipment
 and peripherals for both commercial and military applications.
     General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs
 approximately 46,000 people and anticipates 2001 sales of approximately $11.5
 billion.  The company has leading market positions in business aviation,
 information systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and land and amphibious
 combat systems.
 
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