General Dynamics Acquires Tadpole Computer, Inc.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 18 August 2005. General Dynamics today acquired Tadpole Computer, Inc., a privately held company based in Cupertino, Calif., that provides Unix-based mobile, secure and battlefield-tested computing platforms for mission-critical military, government and commercial operations.

Aug 18th, 2005

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 18 August 2005. General Dynamics today acquired Tadpole Computer, Inc., a privately held company based in Cupertino, Calif., that provides Unix-based mobile, secure and battlefield-tested computing platforms for mission-critical military, government and commercial operations.

Tadpole Computer, which has approximately 60 employees, will become part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics. The acquisition will be immediately accretive to General Dynamics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tadpole Computer's principal military applications involve secure technologies that are incorporated into mobile platforms that deliver critical 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. (Santa Clara, Calif.), and supports its Solaris operating system for SPARC platforms.

"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," said Mark A. Fried, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "In addition, we look forward to continuing to meet the requirements of Tadpole's existing customers and to expanding those relationships as appropriate."

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 10,000 employees worldwide, the company 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.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 70,800 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $19.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. For more information, see www.generaldynamics.com.

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