General Dynamics Awarded $18 Million for U.S. Navy F/A-18 Mission Computers

  • 12:00 AM, April 14, 2011
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The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $17.9 million contract to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. 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 AMC is the nerve center of the Super Hornet, providing situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew. A ruggedized, high-performance, high-reliability mission and display-processing system, the AMC can process high-speed data flows from the latest sensor technologies. General Dynamics uses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and an open systems architecture to allow for rapid technology insertions to enhance capability and keep lifecycle costs down. The AMC performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing, and it is designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions of today's high-performance fighter aircraft.