General Dynamics supplying Super Hornet mission computers

  • 18-Mar-2010 04:37 EDT
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Compared to the original F/A-18A through D models, Super Hornets such as this F/A-18F have longer range, an aerial refueling capability, increased survivability/lethality, and improved carrier suitability. (U.S. Navy)

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $30.6 million contract for the production of 118 Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 Super Hornet. The AMC, a ruggedized, high-performance/high-reliability mission and display-processing system, provides situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew. It performs general purpose, I/O, video, voice, and graphics processing and is designed to operate reliably in the extreme environmental conditions of today’s high-performance fighter aircraft. This contract will primarily be performed at the General Dynamics facility in Bloomington, MN, and will be completed by the end of 2011.

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