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Feb. 6, 2009 – London, Ont. – General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has achieved a Maturity Level 3 rating on the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) scale for its Engineering, Design and Development (ED&D) organization.


February 6, 2009
By CNW Group Ltd.

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada Achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating for Engineering Design and Development

Feb. 6, 2009 – London, Ont. – General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has achieved a Maturity Level 3 rating on the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) scale for its Engineering, Design and Development (ED&D) organization.  CMMI Level 3 focuses on the existence and use of a standard engineering management process and the integration of activities across the entire engineering organization.

CMMI Level 3 is a significant achievement for our organization," said Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.  "It demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality engineering work in the products we build for our customers."

SEI is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University.
The CMMI standard provides a maturity framework for improving processes that organizations use to develop and deliver products for customers.

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General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada's processes were evaluated by a team from KAMO Consultancy. The appraisal was conducted according to the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) v1.2 A.

General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, located in London, Ontario, Canada, is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan. For over 30 years, more than 1,900 highly skilled technical employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV).  More information on the company is available at www.gdlscanada.com .

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,300 people worldwide.  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 General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com .