General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology has been awarded a contract to support the US Air Force F-22A Integrated Maintenance Information System programme.

The three-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $23m if all options are exercised.

Under the contract, GD will purchase, deliver and integrate ruggedised laptops that will be utilised as portable maintenance aids (PMAs) with F-22A aircraft.

PMAs are mobile computing devices that are used at the point-of-maintenance for technical data displays, diagnostic fault isolation, repair mentoring, material management, maintenance documentation, and operational data upload/download.

Each laptop will be installed with required software, perform functionality tests and integrate required systems to improve the capabilities of aircraft-maintenance organisations.