[Satnews] General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Communications Service 3 program.
The single-award, task order contract has a potential value of approximately $80 million for five years, if all options are exercised. Under the task order, General Dynamics will provide single system management, maintenance, lifecycle and logistics support of the existing communications systems and subsystems used in North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Air Defense missions. The company will also deliver communications to enable sustained command and control (C2) for Air Defense of the United States.
For more than 30 years, General Dynamics has provided both First Air Force (AFNORTH) and PACAF with C2 enterprise communications solutions, services and logistical support. The task order was awarded in September and work will be performed at Hampton, Virginia; Rome, New York; Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; and at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, along with support at additional locations worldwide.
"General Dynamics will continue to assist the Air Force by maintaining its existing systems and integrating current and new technology solutions for the air defense network," said Edward Hudson, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology's Advanced Technology Solutions sector. "Our highly experienced team understands the unique challenges facing the Air Force and this program's significance in supporting critical national security objectives."