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Birdstep Technology (OSE:BIRD) has announced that General Dynamics UK Ltd., a part of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), has selected Birdstep's RDM Embedded database management system as a database agent for network enabled airborne applications. RDM Embedded will provide database management for Innovative Concepts' Improved Data Modem (IDM Technology(r)). IDM Technology(r) supports the exchange of tactical data between airborne applications and ground forces to support enhanced mission execution capability.

General Dynamics UK Ltd and Innovative Concepts Inc., the IDM design authority, have been actively working together over the last four years supporting the introduction, test, evaluation and deployment of IDM digital data communications technology to the UK Armed Forces. Birdstep's RDM Embedded Data Management solution was selected for the critical IDM component due to the product's maturity and stability, verifiable speed and high-performance, and compatibility with the Green Hills Integrity platform, along with flexibility across a number of platforms.

"Birdstep has a significant customer base, which is impressive and gives us confidence in the product," said Chris Hunt, General Dynamics UK Ltd. Engineering IT Manager.

"RDM Embedded is chosen for airborne applications because it provides the performance, reliability, and functionality required by avionic systems manufacturers. With over 20 years data management software development, Birdstep's products have the stability and reliability mandatory in airborne critical applications," commented Tom Clark, Birdstep Technology, Inc. CEO.

About General Dynamics UK Ltd.

General Dynamics UK LTD is part of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), one of the top six defense companies worldwide. Based in the USA, General Dynamics employs approximately 67,000 people worldwide. With headquarters in South East Wales, General Dynamics UK now occupies four locations in the United Kingdom and employs 1,000 highly skilled staff, producing world-class solutions in military communications, battle space management, mission systems and information management applications for its customer base around the world.

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About Birdstep Technology

Birdstep Technology is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker BIRD. The company has headquarters in Oslo and Seattle in addition to offices in London, Boston and San Francisco. Birdstep's small footprint, high performance database technologies combined with its wireless roaming and access software enables companies to build innovative solutions for embedded systems and the Mobile Internet. Birdstep makes your information accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device and on any infrastructure. Birdstep's global customers include 3Com (COMS), VERITAS (VRTS), Harman Becker Automotive Systems, HP (HPQ), Accenture (ACN), Telenor (TELN), PCTel (PCTI), Connect One and the National Stock Exchange of India.

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