General Dynamics acquires rugged supplier Tadpole Computer

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 17 Aug. 2005. General Dynamics in Falls Church, Va., today acquired Tadpole Computer Inc., a rugged computer manufacturer in Cupertino, Calif. Tadpole will become part of General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 17 Aug. 2005. General Dynamics in Falls Church, Va., today acquired Tadpole Computer Inc., a rugged computer manufacturer in Cupertino, Calif. Tadpole will become part of General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tadpole makes Unix-based mobile, secure, and battlefield-tested computing platforms for mission-critical military, government, and commercial operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tadpole Computer's principal military applications involve secure technologies incorporated into mobile platforms that deliver crucial information to and from the battlefield or mission.

Tadpole Computer provides notebooks and servers in support of joint command and control operations for distributed battlefield management, collaborative briefings, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.

The company has a strategic partnership with Sun Microsystems Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif., and supports the Sun severalseveralseveral operating system for SPARC computers.

"Tadpole Computer's products, services and capabilities are synergistic with our growing operation and complement our existing rugged computing platform offerings for tactical environments requiring mobile, reliable and secure solutions," says Mark Fried, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.

General Dynamics C4 Systems makes secure communication and information systems and technology, and specializes in command and control, communications networking, space systems, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad.

For more information contact the company online at www.generaldynamics.com.

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