General Dynamics Awarded $363 Million for Next-generation Air Traffic Control Radios

New soft­ware-defined CM300 and CM350 radios pro­vide Voice over Inter­net Pro­to­col (VoIP) capa­bil­i­ties and improved com­mu­ni­ca­tions per­for­mance

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Gen­er­al Dynam­ics C4 Sys­tems, a busi­ness unit of Gen­er­al Dynam­ics (NYSE: GD), received a con­tract from the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (FAA) to deliv­er radios that allow air traf­fic con­trol per­son­nel to com­mu­ni­cate with com­mer­cial and mil­i­tary air­craft through­out the Nation­al Air­space Sys­tem (NAS). The 10-year, indef­i­nite deliv­ery, indef­i­nite quan­ti­ty con­tract has a poten­tial val­ue of $363 mil­lion if all options are exer­cised. Gen­er­al Dynam­ics received a $6 mil­lion ini­tial award to qual­i­fy and cer­ti­fy the radios for oper­a­tion in the NAS.

“This con­tract con­tin­ues Gen­er­al Dynam­ics’ long-stand­ing abil­i­ty to deliv­er high­ly reli­able, tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced air traf­fic con­trol radios to the FAA,” said Chris Marzil­li, pres­i­dent of Gen­er­al Dynam­ics C4 Sys­tems. “As the nation’s air­space gets increas­ing­ly crowd­ed, these radios have the built-in flex­i­bil­i­ty to accom­mo­date the grow­ing demand for high-qual­i­ty, depend­able ground-to-air com­mu­ni­ca­tions.”

The con­tract is part of the FAA’s Next Gen­er­a­tion Air-Ground Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (NEXCOM) Seg­ment 2 pro­gram which includes replac­ing out­mod­ed air traf­fic con­trol (ATC) air-to-ground radios with radios using the lat­est in com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­o­gy. The soft­ware-defined CM300/350 VHF and UHF air traf­fic con­trol radios will pro­vide Voice over Inter­net Pro­to­col (VoIP) capa­bil­i­ties along with improved ground-to-air com­mu­ni­ca­tions per­for­mance.

Gen­er­al Dynam­ics first deliv­ered the CM-series UHF and VHF air traf­fic con­trol radios to the FAA in 1992 and has deliv­ered over 13,500 CM300/350 Ver­sion 1 UHF radios as part of the NEXCOM UHF con­tract award­ed in 2001.

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on the CM-300/350 ver­sion 2 UHF/VHF air traf­fic con­trol radios can be found at

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