DDC-I Joins EDGE Warfighter Systems Initiative

DDC-I, a leading supplier of development tools for safety-critical applications, announced it has joined forces with General Dynamics and other industry leaders in a collaboration initiative called the EDGE(TM) designed to enhance the delivery cycle of warfighter technology and capabilities. The EDGE is sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), which is providing the laboratory for developing and testing new and emerging technologies.

The EDGE has attracted early interest from industry, government and academia by providing an operating process that will bring cutting-edge technology to the tactical edge of the battlespace faster.

“With the transformation of the battlefield to a network centric global view, technology must move ahead quickly to keep pace with the warfighter needs,” said Bob Morris, president and CEO of DDC-I. “We are proud to be working with General Dynamics on this program. The EDGE allows all participants to see and hear the needs directly, and can leverage each other’s technologies to bring real innovation and improved capabilities to our warfighters in record time.”

The EDGE has already delivered innovations to the U.S. Army for its Land Warrior program and Future Force Warrior (FFW) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD). One innovation is a capability for the FFW initiative designed to enable future soldiers in small combat units to use critical sensor data from unmanned air and ground vehicles.

“By aligning the innovations of EDGE members with requests and feedback from warfighters and warfighting programs, we can deliver capabilities quickly that are relevant, interoperable and responsive,” said Richard Coupland, EDGE program manager for General Dynamics C4 Systems.

EDGE member companies include Apogee Software, Inc. of Campbell, Calif.; Arizona State University of Tempe, Ariz., including its Flexible Display Center; Benchmark Electronics of Rochester, MN; Charles River Analytics of Cambridge, Mass.; Computer Sciences Corporation of Falls Church, Va.; DBT Defense of Peoria, Ariz.; DDC-I, Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz; DRS Laurel Technologies of Johnstown, Pa.; EFW Inc. of Ft. Worth, TX; Faunton/Quantmtech of Boise, ID; GECO, Inc. of Mesa, Ariz.; Land Warfare Acoustic Systems, Inc. of Newport, RI; L-3 Communications of Salt Lake City, UT; PolyPhaser Corp. of Minden, Nev.; Silverado Cable Company, Inc. of Mesa, Ariz.; Telephonics Corporation of Farmingdale, NY; and Ultralife Batteries Inc., of Newark, NY. Government program management participants include PEO Soldier at Ft. Belvoir, Va.; the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center at Natick, Mass.; and the Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) Capabilities Manager-Soldier at Ft. Benning, Ga.

The EDGE officially opened December 2006.

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, Embedded C++, Ada, JOVIAL and Fortran application development. For more information about DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite #125, Phoenix, Arizona 85020; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com.