General Dynamics Could Lose Funding for Army Comm Contract Due to Sequestration; Chris Marzilli Comments

General DynamicsGeneral Dynamics has expressed concern over the impact sequestration will have on funding already allocated for communications systems that the company produces for the U.S. Army.

The federal defense contractor makes and tests WIN-T communications equipment installed in military vehicles at its Taunton, Mass. facility, according to the Taunton Daily Gazette.

The company is concerned that the Defense Department may submit a request to reprogram funds for government contracts to cover expenses in other areas.

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 systems, said federal funding loss could result in production breaks and unemployment.

Suppliers of components for WIN-T plan to meet with legislators in Washington this week to rally support for the funding, Taunton Gazette Daily reports.

Last year, the Massachusetts legislators opposed a measure that would divert $464 million funding away from the WIN-T program.

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