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General Dynamics Itronix Donates Computers to Humanitarian Expedition Fighting Malaria in Africa

Leading Maker of Rugged Computers Donates GoBook(R) XR-1 Notebooks to

Support Zambezi Expedition 2008

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Itronix, an industry leading maker of rugged notebook computers, has donated several rugged GoBook XR-1 notebooks to the Zambezi Expedition 2008: Fighting Malaria on the "River of Life." The XR-1 computers will be used for communications and to edit photography and short videos documenting the Expedition.

Launching in early April, the two-month expedition will travel along the Zambezi River, Africa's fourth longest and largest river flowing into the Indian Ocean. The Expedition will reach remote populations in six countries as it travels in inflatable boats through Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and finally to the river delta in Mozambique. Doctors and specialists will deliver lifesaving medications, mosquito nets and educational materials to villages along the water's edge.

"Malaria kills more African children than any other disease: 3,000 children a day and more than one million people a year," said Helge Bendl, Zambezi Expedition leader. "The Zambezi Expedition is aimed at publicizing the desperate conditions and raising money to fight the disease. We are thankful to have General Dynamics Itronix support our expedition with the donation of GoBook XR-1 notebooks. We needed notebooks that are both rugged enough for a two-month trip in the heart of Africa and powerful enough so photographers and videographers can use them to document our efforts to help rid the world of malaria."

Under the patronage of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the timing of the Zambezi Expedition aligns with the commemoration of Africa and World Malaria Day, April 25, 2008. The expedition will also promote a new initiative being developed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to reduce the malaria deaths along the river by 50 percent by 2010.

About the GoBook XR-1

At just 6.8 pounds, with a very small footprint (11.8 inches by 9.65 inches by 1.97 inches), the General Dynamics Itronix GoBook XR-1 notebook is the world's smallest and lightest fully rugged wireless notebook. The XR-1 combines rugged features with high-performance computing and unmatched security in a product designed to perform in mobile outdoor environments. The notebook has the ability to operate up to four embedded concurrent wireless radios -- WLAN, WWAN, Bluetooth and GPS -- to ensure the widest range of coverage options with seamless roaming capabilities offered via special wireless management software.

About General Dynamics Itronix

Based in Spokane Valley, Washington, General Dynamics Itronix is a world- class developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers, offering a full range of field computing systems including laptops, ultra mobile notebook PCs and tablet PCs. The company distinguishes itself in the market through technological innovation, superior implementation capabilities, and exemplary customer support services. General Dynamics Itronix maintains facilities in England, France, Canada, and Taiwan. General Dynamics Itronix is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. Additional information is available at

About General Dynamics

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 83,500 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

Itronix, GoBook and DynaVue are registered trademarks or pending trademarks of General Dynamics Itronix. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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