Navy orders 68 Type 3 advanced mission computers for F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G carrier-based combat jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 March 2011. U.S. Navy officials are ordering 68 Type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler carrier-based combat jets from the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Bloomington, Minn., under terms of a $17.9 million contract modification, announced Friday. The advanced mission computer (AMC) provides situational awareness and combat systems control for the F/A-18E/F fighter-bomber, and for the EA-18G electronic warfare jet.

Mar 13th, 2011
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PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 March 2011. U.S. Navy officials are ordering 68 Type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler carrier-based combat jets from the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Bloomington, Minn., under terms of a $17.9 million contract modification, announced Friday.The advanced mission computer (AMC) provides situational awareness and combat systems control for the avionics in the F/A-18E/F fighter-bomber, and for the EA-18G electronic warfare jet. The AMC consists of a ruggedized mission and display-processing system that relies on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) open-systems architecture.The AMC provides general-purpose input/output, video, voice, and graphics processing for the Navy jets, and is able to process the high-speed data flows from modern military avionics and sensor technology. The flight computer communicates with aircraft systems over several databuses, including MIL-STD-1553, fibre optic Fibre Channel, and Local PCI. The flight computer's 6U VME architecture may be tailored with PMC mezzanine modules.

General Dynamics will do the work in Bloomington, Minn., and should be finished by December 2012. Awarding the contract were officials of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md.

For more information contact General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems online at www.gd-ais.com, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.

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