US: General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has a USD 16.2 million contract by the US Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the Super Hornet and provides the Navy with situational awareness and combat systems control.
“By leveraging commercial off-the-shelf technologies and an open architecture, we are helping the Navy keep lifecycle costs down, while strengthening mission-critical performance capabilities for the flight crew. “We look forward to continuing to provide the Navy with our cost-effective, low-risk solution that addresses obsolescence, increases flexibility and helps the nation and its allies advance their mission,” said John van Dyke, Senior Director, Sensors and Processing at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Under the contract, General Dynamics will produce, build, test and deliver the Type-3 AMCs to the US Navy and Australia. Designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions, the ruggedised, high-performance AMC processes high-speed data rates from aircraft sensors. The integrated information processing system also performs general purpose, input/output, video, voice and graphics processing, and is configurable to any operating environment, revealed a company spokesperson.
Source: General Dynamics