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General Dynamics UK Leads Team Awarded LISTENER Assessment Phase Contract


LONDON, United Kingdom – General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been awarded a contract for the Assessment Phase of the UK Ministry of Defence’s LISTENER programme. LISTENER is a pioneering programme that will join a number of UK intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems with coalition partners who can fuse sensor data to create rapid and actionable intelligence for commanders. The LISTENER Assessment Phase is a 10-month, £1 million funded programme that will concentrate on system solution definition and risk reduction activities for Main Gate approval in 2009.

General Dynamics UK’s Mission Systems business is the prime contractor and a principal provider of ISTAR systems. The firm will evaluate a number of technology options as part of its efforts to identify the optimal solution for UK Armed Forces.

The selection of General Dynamics UK highlights its key strengths in systems integration and tactical datalinking in both the land and air domains. General Dynamics has a great deal of experience in complex systems integration resulting in the successful delivery of the UK’s Bowman tactical communications and data system. General Dynamics UK, leads a team which includes partner companies EADS DS UK, SCS Ltd, VEGA Group PLC, Marshall Solutions and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. As one of two preferred bidders for this phase of LISTENER, the team brings unrivalled expertise in networking and interoperability in the complex military environment.

Dr Sandy Wilson, President and Managing Director of General Dynamics UK Limited, said “We are delighted to have been awarded a contract for the LISTENER Assessment Phase. This is a crucial element in the future of UK Network Enabled Capability, as we work to bring systems together to offer rapid information to the intelligence community, enhance military operations and provide our Armed Forces with greater capability.”


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