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GD to support Air Force program

FAIRFAX, Va., July 17 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been contracted to provide the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Communications Service Two program with operations and maintenance support.

U.S. company General Dynamics says its Information Technology business unit was awarded the contract from the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office.

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As part of the contract, worth $67.7 million if all options are exercised, General Dynamics will support three Battle Control Centers and four Air Operations Centers as part of the Air Force Air Defense Communications Service Two program.

Officials say the contract includes continuous 24-hour operations and maintenance support services at the Air Force facilities among other requirements.

"General Dynamics will continue to support the U.S. Air Force by maintaining existing systems and through integration of current technology solutions for the United States' air defense network," Charlie Plummer, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Air Force information technology solutions sector, said in a statement.

"General Dynamics' successful 25-year relationship with the customer and the program will allow us to provide comprehensive support on the extremely critical mission of securing the United States from potential threats."

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