Chatsworth, CA, July 2006 – Aitech Defense Systems, Inc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of board and subsystem level products for harsh environment defense, aerospace and space applications, has announced that is has been selected by General Dynamics Land Systems, (GDLS) Sterling Heights, MI to provide the Remote Interface Control Card (RICC) for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV).

Doug Patterson, vice president of worldwide sales & marketing for Aitech, said, “To be brought in on the ground floor of such a revolutionary development is a great honor for Aitech. We are excited to work with General Dynamics and provide advanced subsystems for the FCS MGV, which is one of the largest and most significant US Army programs in recent years.”

The FCS program is the Army’s flagship Simulation Based Acquisition program to be executed in accordance with the Army framework entitled Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training (SMART). Modeling and Simulation is expected to play a crucial role in the early development to achieve product integrity, because it reduces risk and reaches a balance of performance and cost.

Each RICC will be installed in one Remote Interface Unit (RIU) enclosure. The RIU enclosure will be developed by GDLS.

About Aitech

Established in 1983, Aitech offers military and space-qualified, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products for rugged defense, aerospace and space applications, radiation tolerant and MIL-SPEC solutions; providing VMEbus and CompactPCI boards, power subsystems, mass memory, enclosures and hardware subsystem integration along with configuration and component obsolescence management services. In addition, Aitech utilizes its broad base of off-the-shelf products and technologies to develop customer-specific solutions, deliver superior cost-performance and reliability, and expedite time to market. Applications for its products range from mission processors, fire control and mission control subsystems for ground vehicles, surface and subsurface naval platforms, tactical and strategic fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and low- to high-earth orbit space vehicles.

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 72,200 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 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 can be found online at

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