General Dynamics receives $54M Marines contract

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 3:30 PM

General Dynamics said Thursday it has received a $54 million contract modification to build 24 additional combat operations centers for the U.S. Marine Corps.

The centers built by General Dynamics C4 Systems will enable command and control operations for Marines deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, from division or air-wing headquarters to the regiment level.

The centers, which also support pre-deployment training at U.S. sites, include networks of workstations and servers supporting standard tactical data systems and other software, voice, data and Voice over Internet Protocol communications.

Tents, trailers, radios, power generation and other hardware are integrated for a single-system command-and-control capability.

The award, which modifies a contract initially granted to General Dynamics in 2002, now has a total value of $741 million.

The Marines own 295 combat operations centers that support pre-deployment training and operations at the battalion, squadron, regiment, group and Marine Expeditionary Brigade levels in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.

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