Air Force names General Dynamics for wireless network

NEEDHAM, Mass., 12 Oct. 2005. General Dynamics Network Systems was awarded a delivery order valued at approximately $1.5 million under the Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program to develop a second- generation wireless local area network solution for the U.S. Air Force Combat Information Transport System (CITS), headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, Mass.

Oct 12th, 2005

NEEDHAM, Mass., 12 Oct. 2005. General Dynamics Network Systems was awarded a delivery order valued at approximately $1.5 million under the Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program to develop a second- generation wireless local area network solution for the U.S. Air Force Combat Information Transport System (CITS), headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, Mass.

This program will provide Air Force warfighters standardized classified and unclassified 802.11 wireless services at all operational levels.

General Dynamics Network Systems will design, develop and deploy a secure, scalable, and easy-to-maintain second generation WLAN which seamlessly integrates within any base, major command (MAJCOM), or Air Force enterprise network.

The integrated General Dynamics team includes:
* BAE Systems, Herndon Va.;
* CACI, Arlington, Va.;
* Harris Corp., Melbourne, Fla.;
* LTI DataComm, Sterling, Va.; and
* The Presidio Corporation, Greenbelt, Md.

In September 2004, the U.S. Air Force awarded the NETCENTS contract to General Dynamics. Under NETCENTS, General Dynamics provides information technology, networking and voice, video and data communications products and services in support of the Air Force's global information requirements.

"General Dynamics is extremely honored to have this opportunity to support the Air Force and continue our long history of providing seamlessly integrated enterprise infrastructure solutions," said Al Whitmore, a vice president for General Dynamics Network Systems. "Our team has the wireless data, network integration and security expertise and skills required to ensure complete success for the Air Force."

General Dynamics Network Systems is a world-class information technology (IT) architect and systems integrator of converged voice, video and data networks that are secure, scalable, survivable and interoperable. Our 6,000 dedicated professionals design, build, integrate, and operate enterprise and wireless networks for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information, see www.gd-ns.com.

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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