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LGS wins subcontract award on General Dynamics SPAWAR contract


LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, announced today it is a key subcontractor for General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

LGS will work with General Dynamics on a contract that aims to modernize the telephone switch systems for three Naval bases including the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla.; Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Ga. and the Naval Station in Mayport, Fla.

Under the $5.3 million task order, LGS will specifically help upgrade the existing Class 5 switching systems and modernize the voice network.

“We are working closely with General Dynamics and the Navy to modernize and overhaul their existing voice network,” said Ron Iverson, CEO, LGS. “We are able to accomplish this by reusing much of the Navy’s existing core network infrastructure, allowing them to realize significant cost savings.”

The overall contract, awarded to prime General Dynamics in late October from the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), is valued at $10 million. Work is expected to be completed in September 2008.

“LGS remains committed to solving the Navy’s communication challenges through our extensive capabilities, products and solutions,” said Mark Wendorf, Navy/USMC Business Development Director. “We have a long history with the Navy and continue to build upon it as they move forward with their next-generation networks.”

The task order was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract. NETCENTS provides the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies a primary source of networking equipment/product supply and a means of system engineering, installation, integration, operations and maintenance for a family of DoD adopted commercially standardized networking solutions that are interoperable with Air Force, Joint and DoD Standardized Networking Technical Architectures.

About LGS

LGS designs and delivers Transformed Communications and R&D-based technology solutions to the U.S. government community. Leveraging the world-class R&D of Bell Labs and innovation of Alcatel-Lucent, with global reach and expertise, LGS challenges itself to solve the unsolvable and deliver secure, reliable, standards-based solutions to its customers. LGS, headquartered in Vienna, Va., and with offices in California, Colorado, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina, was created by joining the Lucent and Alcatel Government business units and Bell Labs Government. For more information about LGS visit external
About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:
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