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October 5, 2009
Contact: Robin L. Porter
Tel: (586) 825-7141
Email: porterr@gdls.com

General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Engineering and Manufacturing Services
Team includes 14 Michigan companies, several small disadvantaged businesses

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems one of 14 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for engineering and manufacturing services. The five-year contract has a $430 million ceiling value to all awardees if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Under the contract, General Dynamics Land Systems will use its innovation, prototyping, engineering and manufacturing expertise to assist TARDEC with its core focus areas, including system engineering, power and mobility, survivability, intelligent ground systems, vehicle electronics and architecture, force projection and software.

For this effort, General Dynamics Land Systems has teamed with numerous small and disadvantaged subcontractors, primarily based in Michigan; a nonprofit applied research and development organization; two major universities; and two other General Dynamics companies. These teammates include:

  • Adaptive Materials, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • ARES, Inc., Port Clinton, Ohio

  • Borisch Manufacturing Corporation, Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • Creative Composites, Manistique, Mich.

  • Debron Electronics, Troy, Mich.

  • GS Engineering, Houghton, Mich.

  • HRU Technical Resource (woman-owned small business), Lansing, Mich.

  • JWF Defense Systems, Johnstown, Penn.

  • Keweenaw Research Center, Houghton, Mich.

  • Lawrence Tech University, Southfield, Mich.

  • Michigan Tech University, Houghton, Mich.

  • New Lenox Ordnance, Dwight, Ill.

  • North Tool and Manufacturing Company, Eastpointe, Mich.

  • Pyramid Systems (woman-owned small business), Fairfax, Va.

  • Rave Computer, Sterling Heights, Mich.

  • Signature Research, Inc., Calumet, Mich.

  • VI Engineering, Farmington, Mich.

  • Veritay Quality Solutions and Innovations, Inc., East Amherst, N.Y.

  • Vetronics Research Corporation, Hilton Head, S.C.

  • General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Ypsilanti, Mich.

  • General Dynamics Robotic Systems, Westminster, Md.

“General Dynamics Land Systems has a growing relationship with TARDEC and is looking forward to working with suppliers, other General Dynamics business units and Michigan’s technological universities to develop innovative and advanced solutions for the Army,” said Mark Roualet, president of General Dynamics Land Systems. “We are fortunate to have some of the most advanced professionals, engineers, strategists, suppliers and universities in the country to provide the Army what it needs to move into the future.”

About General Dynamics Land Systems
General Dynamics Land Systems plays an integral role in the U.S. Army's core vehicle programs, including the Abrams tank (M1A2 SEP upgrade and AIM), Stryker infantry combat vehicle and Fox NBC reconnaissance vehicle, and in its modernization plan. More information can be found at www.gdls.com.

About General Dynamics
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. 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 online at www.gd.com.

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