General Dynamics to Provide Support for Navy Aircraft Computers

13 May 2008 (Last Updated May 13th, 2008 06:27)

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a US$27m contract from the US Navy for logistics support of mission computers in Navy F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier aircraft. The contract will cover the repair of advanced mission computers developed by General Dynamics for the F/

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has won a US$27m contract from the US Navy for logistics support of mission computers in Navy F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier aircraft.

The contract will cover the repair of advanced mission computers developed by General Dynamics for the F/A-18E, F/A-18F and EA-18G model aircraft, and the mission systems computer developed by General Dynamics for the AV-8B, the company says.

General Dynamics will also be responsible for the logistics support of the systems, including making repairs, providing spare systems and modules, arranging transportation, managing obsolescence and controlling inventories.

The firm says it will focus on improving reliability and implementing processes that reduce turnaround time and repair costs.

The performance-based contract will last five years.

By staff writer