General Dynamics and Telos Enter Agreement to Provide Mobile Rugged Computing Equipment for Army Program

    SPOKANE, Wash., April 16 /CNW/ -- General Dynamics Itronix(R) today
announced a reseller agreement with Ashburn, Va.-based Telos Corporation for
provision of rugged computing equipment for Army customers in office
environments. The agreement includes rugged handhelds and laptops, including
the Duo-Touch(TM) Rugged Tablet PC, GoBook(R) VR-1 semi-rugged notebook and
the award-winning GoBook XR-1 fully rugged notebook.
    Telos is a prime contractor under the Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-2
(ADMC-2) program. As part of the Army's Small Computer Program, ADMC-2 focuses
on leases and purchases of personal computers, notebooks, ruggedized
notebooks, tablets and personal digital assistants as well as printers,
digital cameras, video teleconferencing equipment, projectors, displays and
high-definition television units. All military services and the Department of
Defense agencies may also use the contract, if desired.
    Vendors have a 10-year period of performance -- a three-year base period,
three two-year options and a one-year option -- with a maximum ceiling of $5
billion under the ADMC-2 contract which is managed by the Program Executive
Office-Enterprise Information Systems' (PEO-EIS) of the Army Small Computer
    "Our business partner agreement with Telos is a great development for
Army customers as it provides them with the best choice in rugged mobile
computing, featuring enhanced processing performance and advanced capabilities
in wireless and security in all our products," said Vince Menzione, vice
president of defense markets for General Dynamics Itronix. "The Army is
leveraging their buying power for the best prices from hardware vendors, and
we look forward to serving those customers during procurement through Telos
and beyond."
    "We're proud to offer the General Dynamics family of rugged laptops and
handhelds as part of the ADMC-2 procurement contract," said Warren Jones, vice
president of Marketing at Telos. "This is an important addition to our product
offerings and we look forward to working with Itronix."

    General Dynamics Itronix is a world-class developer of wireless, rugged
computing systems, applications and technology for mobile workers in a variety
of commercial field service markets, the government and military, Itronix
exemplifies the computing technologies capabilities of General Dynamics,
offering a full range of wireless field computing systems, from handhelds to
notebooks to tablet PCs, mobile servers and thin clients. General Dynamics
Itronix is based in Spokane Valley, Wash. with European operations in
Coventry, UK. General Dynamics Itronix is a part of General Dynamics C4
Systems, a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems
and technology. Additional information about products and services is
available at

    General Dynamics (NYSE:   GD), headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs
approximately 81,000 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $24.1 billion.
The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and
technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions;
shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information about
the company is available online at

For further information:

For further information: Denise Nelson, +1-925-837-6277, cell, 
+1-925-858-5198,, for General Dynamics Itronix Web

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