General Dynamics to Produce F/A-18 Mission Computers


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On September 18, 2014, General Dynamic’s Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract by the United States Navy. Valued at $16.2 Million, the contract calls for General Dynamics to manufacture and product Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) specifically designed for the Super Hornet aircraft F/A-18E/A-18G. This carrier-based multirole fighter is used for air-to-air and air-to-surface combat.Due to the aircrafts high intensity use, the Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers will be designed to withstand extreme conditions while maintaining accuracy and productivity. Updated features include extreme environment protection, high-performance processing, and the ability to handle high-speed data rates from multiple aircraft sensors. General purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing will also be achieved through the AMC’s integrated information processing system. Work of these units will be completed at the General Dynamics facility in Bloomington, Minnesota with an estimated completion date of March 2016.

General Dynamics Corporation is one of the top 100 contractors of the United States Government. Since its creation in 1899, this aerospace and defense company serves the worldwide market including the governments of different nations. The company produces various defense and military products, with their most famous being the F-16 fighter jet. General Dynamics Corporation is head quartered in West Falls Church, Virginia, employs over 92,000 people, and has met yearly revenues of over $31 Billion. Many well-known companies have been acquired by General Dynamics Corporation including: Gulfstream, Teledyne Vehicle Systems, GM Defense, Spectrum Astro, and Jet Aviation.

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