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Boeing Selects General Dynamics to Produce Radomes for F-15 Radar Modernization Program


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has been selected by The Boeing Company as the preferred provider to supply the next generation of wideband radomes for the F-15 Radar Modernization Program. The source selection award covers the design, development and production of wideband radomes as part of the F-15 Radar Modernization Program (RMP). This program will upgrade the U.S. Air Force F-15E with an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system. The anticipated program start date is no later than the end of the third quarter, 2008. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Production and program management will be performed at General Dynamics’ Advanced Materials facility in Marion, Va. General Dynamics also produces the M61A1 20mm Gatling-gun-based weapon system for the F-15E at its Saco, Maine, facility.

“Our team in Marion has been designing and manufacturing aircraft radomes for more than 50 years, and is the creator of a proprietary manufacturing process for wideband radome fabrication that includes precision machining to achieve the required electrical performance,” stated Jim Losse, vice president and general manager of advanced materials for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. “We’re proud to have been selected by Boeing for work on the F-15E AESA radar system,” he continued.

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 armament systems; mobile shelter systems; and is the leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the World Wide Web at


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