Airborne Systems

Airborne Systems F-35 Close Up
Airborne Systems FA-18 Cockpit
FA-18 Super Hornet Flies Over USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier - July 2017

The Brains & The Brawn Inside The World's Most Sophisticated Aircraft

From airborne computers that process and display mission data in the cockpit, to crypto products for identifying friendly aircraft, and weapon control systems that enable the launch and control of precision guided weapons, we work to ensure the world's most advanced aircraft maintain air superiority and information dominance.

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Advanced Mission Computer

Our Advanced Mission Computer processes mission data and serves as the "brain" for the U.S. Navy’s F/A -18 Super Hornet.


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General Dynamics provides mission computers to every F/A-18 ever built. These highly reliable mission and display processing systems provide warfighters with extraordinary levels of mission effectiveness now and into the future.

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Radomes and Aircraft Structures

From radomes to wing and engine structures, we design and manufacture high performance, cost effective solutions for the most advanced military and commercial aircraft.

U.S. Navy's P-3 Orion

Digital Stores Management System

Our Digital Stores Management System (DSMS) is a weapons control system onboard the P-3 Orion aircraft which enables the launch and control of modern precision guided weapons.

As a leading systems integrator, we have designed DSMS with an eye toward future technology improvements that will continue to provide maritime patrol aircraft with the overall tactical advantage in the maritime environment.


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Identification Friend Or Foe (IFF) Crypto Systems

As a leading supplier of cryptography for avionics systems, we have more than 40 years of Type 1 system development experience on customer platforms.