General Dynamics Selects Dot Hill Rugged Storage for US Army Contract

6/11/2003 - Dot Hill (AMEX: HIL) announced that it has been selected by General Dynamics C4 Systems to supply ruggedized storage hardware to fulfill the U.S. Army Common Hardware/Software III (CHS-3) contract. The contract, recently awarded to General Dynamics C4 Systems of Taunton, Mass., provides commercial and rugged computer equipment to U.S. Department of Defense customers worldwide. Other federal agencies can also purchase the equipment offered through this contract.

The contract has a potential value to General Dynamics of $2 billion over its 10-year life. Dot Hill has already shipped 25,000 specially adapted disk subsystems to General Dynamics over the past eight years for the precursor CHS-2 contract, which will continue through 2005.

“We use commercial off-the-shelf technologies and, in conjunction with supply chain partners such as Dot Hill, we provide the Army with ruggedized hardware that will withstand battlefield conditions,” said Chris Marzilli, vice president of commercial hardware systems for General Dynamics C4 Systems. “We look forward to providing the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps with next-generation hardware and continuing to work with suppliers such as Dot Hill, which have a successful track record in government programs.”

“Dot Hill is a proud contributor to the technology being used by the U.S. military around the world,” said Dot Hill’s president and CEO, Jim Lambert. “We congratulate General Dynamics on this great win and look forward to working with them to provide ruggedized storage hardware to the United States military and other federal agencies.

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