General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada Achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating for Engineering Design and Development

    LONDON, Ontario, Feb. 5 /CNW/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has
achieved a Maturity Level 3 rating on the Software Engineering Institute's
(SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) scale for its Engineering,
Design and Development (ED&D) organization.  CMMI Level 3 focuses on the
existence and use of a standard engineering management process and the
integration of activities across the entire engineering organization.

    "CMMI Level 3 is a significant achievement for our organization," said
Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land
Systems-Canada.  "It demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest
quality engineering work in the products we build for our customers."

    SEI is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by
the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. 
The CMMI standard provides a maturity framework for improving processes that
organizations use to develop and deliver products for customers.

    General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada's processes were evaluated by a team
from KAMO Consultancy.  The appraisal was conducted according to the Standard
CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) v1.2 A.

    General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, located in London, Ontario,
Canada, is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling
Heights, Michigan.  For over 30 years, more than 1,900 highly skilled
technical employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to
global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV).  More
information on the company is available at

    General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs
approximately 92,300 people worldwide.  The company is a market leader in
business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and
munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and
technologies.  More information about General Dynamics is available online at


For further information:

For further information: Ken Yamashita of General Dynamics Land
Systems-Canada, +1-519-964-5813, Fax: +1-519-964-5488, Web

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