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24 June 2009

Implementation Investments

General Dynamics Land Systems Selects Siemens PLM Software for Multi-Cad Product Data Management

Siemens PLM Software announced that General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), a leading provider of land and amphibious combat systems, selected Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, as its single product data management (PDM) platform to enhance efficiency in product development, engineering processes and data management.

GDLS will use Teamcenter to replace and consolidate several existing systems including Windchill®, Pro/INTRALINK® and CMstat®. GDLS will use Teamcenter to manage multiple computer-aided design (CAD) systems including NX™ software and Pro/E® software.

Teamcenter will provide GDLS with a single source of product knowledge across the subsidiary enabling downstream use of CAD data for manufacturing processes both internally and with partners and suppliers. In addition, GDLS plans to use Teamcenter for visualization and to directly link engineering with manufacturing and support departments. Teamcenter will also allow GDLS to standardize its change management process to eliminate dual data entry, reducing both cost and product development time.

“General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to using the most advanced technology such as Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter to deliver best-in-class products to our customers,” said Mike Bolon, senior vice president of enterprise strategy and technology, General Dynamic Land Systems. “The multi-CAD management capability of Teamcenter combined with its ability to provide a single source of product data for internal and external use will give GDLS a competitive advantage.”

“General Dynamics Land Systems’ decision to use Teamcenter as its single PDM platform to replace and consolidate existing systems is a testament to our commitment to provide a robust, open PLM platform,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, senior vice president, Industry Verticals, North America, Siemens PLM Software. “Teamcenter will provide General Dynamics a solution that enhances collaboration and innovation while delivering design anywhere, build anywhere capabilities that are required for today’s market.”

About General Dynamics Land Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems, headquartered in Sterling Heights, Mich., is a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation. The company designs, builds and supports a full spectrum of land and amphibious combat and tactical systems, subsystems and components for U.S. and international customers. The business employs approximately 10,000 employees worldwide and is the defense industry's largest supplier of armored military vehicles. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 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 www.generaldynamics.com.

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