GD wins joint forces work

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems unit has won a five-year, $479 million contract to continue its work with the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab, the company said Thursday.

Under the contract, the company will provide research and development, engineering and analysis for the program's mission of optimizing joint force warfighting capability.

"These are key programs in planning and supporting transformation of U.S. forces to face future challenges," said John Stewart, president of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, which is based in Arlington, Va.

General Dynamics has worked with the Joint Experimentation program and Joint Futures Lab since 1998. Their most recent joint forces contract was awarded in 2001 and expires at the end of this month, with an estimated overall value of $129 million, the company said. The new contract will begin Aug. 1.

General Dynamics' 21 teammates include Anteon International Corp., BAE Systems Analytical Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Cubic Corp., and Alion Science and Technology Corp.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has 10,500 employees and provides transformational systems and services for defense, intelligence and homeland security customers. It is a business unit of General Dynamics Corp. of Falls Church, Va. General Dynamics was ranked No. 6 on Washington Technology's Top 100, and had 2003 revenues of $16.6 billion.

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