The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (NYSE: GD) a $7.8 million contract to develop an open system architecture common back-end digital processor for Air Force radio frequency electronic devices.
General Dynamics will produce processors capable of handling the digital processing needs of all Air Force RF systems. Back-end processors help analyze sensor signals collected by radars, SIGINT sensors, electronic-warfare and communication systems, among others.
“Leveraging our proven open architecture and open business model, General Dynamics will provide the Air Force with an increased airborne and spaceborne processing capability and a significant reduction in life-cycle cost, ” said Mike Tweed-Kent, vice president and general manager of mission integration systems division for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
Work will be performed in Bloomington, Minn., Fairfax, Va., Waimea, Hawaii and Ypsilanti, Mich.