General Dynamics C4 Systems announces that the U.S. Department of Defense has presented the U.S. Army-General Dynamics Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS) Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) team with the 2008 Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics – Component Level Award. The PBL award recognizes the exceptional operational performance of the TAIS System team in supporting the U.S. Department of Defense strategy to reduce the cost of weapon-system ownership while improving system availability for warfighters. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).

Currently deployed worldwide, including Iraq and Afghanistan, the TAIS System integrates and synchronizes airspace command and control and air-traffic services within the Army Battle Command System (ABCS). TAIS enables commanders to quickly see, analyze and respond to military and commercial air traffic operating throughout the battlespace.

“This award recognizes the close and successful collaboration between the TAIS government-industry team,” said James W. “Jim” Kelton, Assistant Product Manager, Tactical Airspace Integration System (APM TAIS) Office of the Product Manager, Air Traffic Control Systems (U.S. Army). “Performance-based logistics effectively and efficiently sustains a weapon system, helping to ensure resource availability and sustainability to meet the ongoing needs of the warfighter. From day one, General Dynamics C4 Systems has been an invaluable industry partner in making PBL such a huge success for the TAIS program. The General Dynamics members of our TAIS team are mission-focused professionals who have put together what can only be described as a world class operation.”

“This award is a tribute to the dedicated men and women on this team,” said Manny Mora, vice president of Battle Management Systems for General Dynamics C4 Systems. “Working together, we are delivering a system that enables unparalleled situational awareness of the battlefield airspace.”

General Dynamics C4 Systems is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, communications networking, computing and information assurance for defense, government and select commercial customers in the United States and abroad.

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