General Dynamics announced today it is entering the Wind Energy market with plans to manufacture and sell General Dynamics'-branded wind turbines through its SATCOM Technologies, Inc. business unit.

SATCOM Technologies, headquartered in Newton, N.C., is a leading supplier of emergency, strategic and tactical satellite ground terminals and communications test equipment. The Company will provide engineering, field service, and maintenance support for wind turbines manufactured at its facilities in Longview and Kilgore, Texas. The turbines will be produced for sale in North and South America, Africa and U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

Working under a 10-year license agreement with Windflow Technology, Ltd of Christchurch, New Zealand, General Dynamics and Windflow will jointly develop new wind turbines around Windflow's light-weight, two-bladed 500-kW wind turbine technology. The agreement provides co-funding for both the development of a 60-Hz version of the existing high wind speed (Class 1A) turbine and the development of a 500-kW turbine optimized for lower wind speeds (Class 2A) typically found in North America and many other locations around the world.

Gary Kanipe, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, said, "The 500-kilowatt turbines that we are developing will serve customers who require an alternative energy source in addition to a connection to a power grid. Typical users include large and medium sized manufacturing facilities, government complexes, colleges and universities and military installations."

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