General Dynamics was selected as one of three large-business contractors for the U.S. FAA’s System Engineering 2020 Research and Development/Mission Analysis Support program. The 10-year contract has a maximum potential value of $1.2 billion if all options are exercised. General Dynamics will support the FAA’s NextGen modernization program to improve safety and bring greater efficiencies to the U.S. airspace system by providing research and development and systems engineering services. The General Dynamics team will perform mission-analysis support in such areas as air traffic management automation, airplane design and analysis, avionic systems operations and maintenance, cost-benefit analysis, National Airspace System (NAS) security, large-scale demonstrations, and NAS air-traffic facility certification. The General Dynamics team includes General Dynamics Information Technology, General Dynamics C4 Systems, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., and Jet Aviation.