GA and GA-SI Awarded Air Force Project to Complete the F-16 Landing Gear Integrity Program (LGIP)

GA and GA-SI Awarded Air Force Project to Complete the F-16 Landing Gear Integrity Program (LGIP)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan 06, 2011

Kaysville, Utah, January 6, 2011: General Atomics (GA) and General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC (GA-SI) have been awarded a three-year task order by the United States Air Force (USAF) under the F-16 Landing Gear Integrity Program (LGIP) to assist the USAF in creating a F-16 Landing Gear Management Tool Software Program. The program will be capable of providing fleet condition assessments of the major landing gear components with respect to the usage, condemnation, attrition, and annual fleet size information. The GA/GA-SI team technical approach will develop a statistical age assessment of current F-16 landing gear by component and assembly; perform a validation of the loading currently defined in "F-16 Landing Gear Service Load Spectra" through flight test and analysis; and develop a software based landing gear management tool integrating all phases of the LGIP analysis and previously gathered reliability and maintainability data for the F-16 landing gear system. The contract was awarded by the Acquisition Services Directorate, which operates within the United States Department of the Interior's National Business Center (NBC), with technical cognizance under USAF Landing Gear Engineering at Hill AFB.

About GA-SI

General Atomics Systems Integration, LLC is an affiliated company of General Atomics. GA-SI provides engineering services to improve the operational safety and suitability of Department of Defense aircraft weapon systems by insertion of new technologies. GA-SI is headquartered in Kaysville, Utah and has offices in Midwest City, Oklahoma and Warner Robins, Georgia.

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Contacts:

Mike Allen, President, (858) 455-2615, mike.allen@ga-si.com

Scott Sappenfield, General Manager, (801) 546-8101, scott.sappenfield@ga-utah.com

Doug Fouquet, Public Relations, (858) 455-2173, doug.fouquet@ga.com