$19M Navy order for mission computers

March 13, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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FAIRFAX, Va., March 13 (UPI) -- A $19 million contract for Type-3 advanced mission computers has been given to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems by the U.S. Navy.

The display-processing system is key to providing F-18 Super Hornet crews with situational awareness and combat systems control. In addition to processing high-speed data from sensors, it performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing.

General Dynamics has been supplying the Navy with advanced mission computers since 2002.

"Last year we hit a major milestone with the delivery of the 1,500th advanced mission computer to the U.S. Navy in support of the Super Hornet program," said Lou Von Thaer, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. "Our long-standing commitment to outfitting this world-class aircraft with our open architecture has provided the Navy with the ability to cost-effectively address obsolescence, increase flexibility and strengthen performance capabilities."

General Dynamics said work on the contract would be completed by the end of next year but didn't disclose how many AMC systems would be produced.

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