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General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security Tactical Communications Contract

Monday, June 18, 2012

General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Department of Homeland Security Tactical Communications Contract10:00 EDT Monday, June 18, 2012FAIRFAX, Va., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Tactical Communications Equipment and Services (TacCom) program. The multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $3 billion to all 30 awardees over five years, if all options are exercised. General Dynamics was one of five companies selected for each of the defined technical categories.Through the TacCom contract, General Dynamics will deliver a full array of tactical communications products, infrastructure and services to DHS and its partner agencies, departments and components. Specifically, the company may engineer, design and install communications systems and provide key infrastructure components such as repeaters, routers, towers, generators and shelters. General Dynamics may also manage software upgrades, equipment testing, spectrum analysis and frequency management functions, as well as provide operations and maintenance support for mobile radio and base station installations. "General Dynamics is committed to delivering superior communications capabilities to the Department of Homeland Security through this program," said Jerry DeMuro, executive vice president of General Dynamics' Information Systems and Technology group.  "We will leverage General Dynamics' unique experience working with the department and our legacy of providing tactical communications and infrastructure systems for national-security missions to meet Homeland Security's critical requirements." This contract was awarded to General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, General Dynamics C4 Systems and General Dynamics Information Technology.More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com. SOURCE General DynamicsFor further information: Media: Mark Meudt, General Dynamics Information Technology, +1-703-995-4994, Mark.Meudt@gdit.com, or Investors: Amy Gilliland, General Dynamics, +1-703-876-3748