General Dynamics acquires MAYA Viz Ltd.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 1 April 2005. General Dynamics today acquired MAYA Viz Ltd., a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pa., that is a leader in enhanced visualization and collaboration technologies that support real-time decision-making.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., 1 April 2005. General Dynamics today acquired MAYA Viz Ltd., a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pa., that is a leader in enhanced visualization and collaboration technologies that support real-time decision-making. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

MAYA Viz Ltd., which has approximately 55 employees, will become part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based business unit of General Dynamics.

MAYA Viz's principal military application, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Command Post of the Future (CPoF) program, is an executive-level decision support system providing situational awareness and collaborative software tools to support joint-service military decision making, mission planning and rehearsals, and command and control (C2).

CPoF is built on the company's CoMotion technology, an advanced visualization and collaboration tool. CPoF is used extensively by the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry and 3rd Infantry Divisions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The CPoF program is expected to formally transition from DARPA to the U.S. Army in April 2006.

Other military applications of CoMotion technology include joint logistics planning and operations for U.S. Transportation Command and analytical support for intelligence customers.

The company's non-government customers include CombineNet, i2 Technologies, JDA Software, Shell Exploration and Production Company and BP Exploration Operating Company Limited.

"MAYA Viz's products, services and capabilities are highly complementary to our existing networks, operations centers, and computing platform offerings," said Mark A. Fried, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "This acquisition enables General Dynamics C4 Systems to strengthen our ability to meet current and future military and government customer needs as a premier provider of battle command solutions."

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 9,000 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 70,200 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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