The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics (GD) Advanced Information Systems to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft.

The AMC is the nerve centre of the Super Hornet and provides situational awareness and combat systems control to the flight crew.

AMC is a ruggedised, high-performance, reliable display-processing system, which can process high-speed data flows from the latest sensor technologies.

The system is designed to operate in extreme environmental conditions and perform general purpose, input / output, video, voice and graphics processing.

Work under the $17.9m contract will be performed at the company’s facility in Minnesota, US, and will be complete by the end of 2012.