General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems wins $31 million Navy F/A-18 mission computer contract

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

FAIRFAX, Va., 18 March 2010. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems won a $30.6 million contract for the production of 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircrafts. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.

The advanced mission computer 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 relies on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), open systems architecture. It performs general-purpose, input/output, video, voice, and graphics processing and is designed to operate reliably in the extreme environmental conditions of today's high-performance fighter aircraft. The AMC is able to process the high-speed data flows from the latest in sensor technology.

"General Dynamics is committed to continuing its legacy of providing advanced warfighting capability to the F/A-18 program," says Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. "Our open architecture approach allows for technology refreshes and new generations to avoid obsolescence and provide improved performance for the Navy."

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