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General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Navy Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI) Contract.

Experienced team will sustain ship and submarine computers and data networking infrastructure with COTS-based equipment and systems.

TAUNTON, Mass., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics has been selected by the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR SPAWAR Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (US Navy)
SPAWAR Space Warfare
) to compete for future orders under the Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI Cali (kä`lē), city (1993 pop. 1,641,498), capital of Valle del Cauca dept., W Colombia, on the Cali River. It is an industrial and commercial center of the upper Cauca valley. ) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ IDIQ Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (contracting/procurement) ) multiple award contracts.

Under the CALI IDIQ contracts, contractors will provide ships and submarines with Common Computing Environment (CCE) Components, Integrated Logistics Support A composite of all the support considerations necessary to assure the effective and economical support of a system for its life cycle. It is an integral part of all other aspects of system acquisition and operation. Also called ILS.  (ILS ILS

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), Configuration Management (CM), Test and Evaluation (T&E), Quality Assurance (QA), and Installation Support. Specific requirements will be defined in individual orders. As one of three awardees under the CALI initiative, General Dynamics (NYSE NYSE

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: GD) will lead an experienced team in delivering secure, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, software and networking equipment. Each CALI contract has a total potential value of $502 million if all options are exercised.

The CALI contract enables the delivery of equipment and systems to provide a bridge between currently deployed systems and the Navy's future Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program.

Mike DiBiase, vice president and general manager of Computing Technologies for General Dynamics C4 Systems, said, "General Dynamics is an established Navy contractor with relevant programs such as the Automated Digital Network System, Increment III (ADNS), the Acoustics Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI) program and the Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR) program. The General Dynamics CALI team is structured to deliver cost-effective shipboard systems that best support the Navy's emerging mission critical computing and infrastructure needs."

General Dynamics C4 Systems, in addition to leading the team, will provide secure naval communications, networking and computing infrastructure solutions. Other team members include General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems of Fairfax, Va., which will provide systems and software for Navy tactical shipboard systems; and General Dynamics Information Technology, also of Fairfax, Va., which will provide integrated logistics support and installation engineering and support services. General Dynamics has also partnered with a team of small businesses that provide proven Navy shipboard support services experience.

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 10,900 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, communications networking, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.

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