Navy awards contract for F/A-18 computers to General Dynamics

The Navy has awarded a $19.3 million contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for F/A-18 advanced mission computers, the company said March 13.

Under the contract, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will produce Type-3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft, the company said.

The AMC functions as the nerve center of the Super Hornet by furnishing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew. A ruggedized, high-performance, high-reliability mission and display-processing system, the advanced mission computer can process high-speed data flows from the latest sensor technologies.

The system performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing, and it is designed to operate in the extreme environmental conditions characteristic of high-performance fighter aircraft.

The company uses commercial off-the-shelf products and an open architecture to allow for rapid technology insertions to enhance capability and keep lifecycle costs down.

General Dynamics has delivered F/A-18 advanced mission computers since 2002. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The contract expires at the end of 2014.

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