General Dynamics wins $387M Army contract

Five-year award for IT unit covers technical and training support

General Dynamics Corp. will provide a variety of technical support and training advisory services to the Army under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $387 million.

Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), the General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) business unit will provide technical, management and professional engineering support services for the procurement and fielding of constructive training systems.

Services to be performed by GDIT consist of engineering, integration, exercise and experimentation support; gaming, materiel purchases, maintenance, supply support and post-fielding support to the project manager for constructive simulations and to PEO STRI, which provides life-cycle support for the Army’s most advanced training systems around the world, according to a company announcement.

The programs supported through the contract include the Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability, Battle Command Training Center Equipment Support, Combined Arms Command and Control Upgrade System, Training and Doctrine Command, and Common Battle Command Simulation Equipment, the announcement said.

The work will take place in the Orlando, Fla., area.

General Dynamics Corp., of Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 4 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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