General Atomics Awarded 5-year U.S. Department of Energy Contract

General Atomics Awarded 5-year U.S. Department of Energy Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jun 14, 2006

San Diego, CA – June 14, 2006 – General Atomics (GA) today announced that its Inertial Fusion Technology Division was awarded a 5-year $140 million dollar contract to continue developing and supplying unique components to the U.S. Department of Energy for stockpile stewardship. GA has provided this vital function for homeland defense since 1991.

Dr. Joseph Kilkenny, Vice President of Inertial Fusion and Project Manager for this new sole source contract, said “A major factor in DOE’s award to us of this substantial contract is our track record of performance in target fabrication for the ICF program.”

This contract continues GA’s unique ability to supply targets used in performing Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and High Energy Density Physics research at the national labs and other ICF facilities.

About General Atomics

Founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics is now a privately owned technology and product company headquartered in San Diego, California. With over 20 locations worldwide, GA and its affiliated companies develop and manufacture a variety of high technology products for commercial and government applications. GA and its affiliates supply services ranging from research in magnetic fusion and inertial fusion energy, to defense programs and manufacturing of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle in its Rancho Bernardo, California facility.

For More Information Contact:

Business:

Dan Goodin, Program Leader, Inertial Fusion Energy and Cryogenics

(858) 455-2977

Dan.Goodin@ga.com

Public Relations:

Doug Fouquet

(858) 455-2173

Doug.Fouquet@ga.com