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General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million Contract by Boeing for Production of Composite C-17 Aircraft Components — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
April 12, 2010

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General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million Contract by Boeing for Production of Composite C-17 Aircraft Components

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a contract valued at approximately $20 million from The Boeing Company for the production of composite components for the C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifter. Deliveries are expected to begin in February 2011 and be completed by April 2012. Production and program management will be performed at General Dynamics’ advanced materials facility in Marion, Va. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) .

General Dynamics provides components for the C-17, including the winglets, main and nose landing gear doors, flap leading and trailing edge panels, and the forward and aft radomes.

“Our team in Marion is proud to continue our work with Boeing,” said Jim Losse, vice president and general manager of advanced materials for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. “We have been working with Boeing on a variety of C-17 composite technologies for more than 20 years. This contract will keep C-17 components in production through early 2012.”

In addition to the C-17, the Marion site produces composite parts for a variety of aircraft platforms.

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. It is also a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at www.gdatp.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,700 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

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