GD nabs $31M contract for fighter jet computer work
Contract is second of its kind in under 3 months
- By Mark Hoover
- Jun 04, 2013
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a five-year, $31.5 million contract to support the advanced mission computers in the Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier aircrafts.
This is the second contract of its kind to be awarded to General Dynamics; the first was awarded in mid-March.
Under the contract, General Dynamics will repair the advanced mission computers in a number of aircraft models.
As for the computers themselves, they are integrated information processing systems built with commercial off-the-shelf products, the company said in a release.
They perform general purpose tasks, including input/output, video, voice and graphics processing.
Work will take place in Bloomington, Minn.
The company is teaming with Honeywell Aerospace for this contract.
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