General Dynamics wins $341 million Canadian Army contract

General Dynamics Canada Corp. won a $341 million contract from the Canadian Army for communications services to the army’s Land Command Support System.

The five-year contract includes options to extend the support for up to five more years, bringing the total potential contract value to $682 million.

In the mid-1990s, with the support of General Dynamics Canada, the Canadian Army transitioned to a fully digital communications system. Since 2003, General Dynamics Canada has provided in-service support for this system, which is currently being used by Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.

Under the contract, General Dynamics Canada and its partners will support the operation and maintenance of the currently deployed system at home and abroad. The companies will also provide engineering services in support of periodic enhancements of the systems capabilities by integrating new software and hardware elements.

Work related to contract will be conducted at General Dynamics Canada’s facility in Calgary, which provides command, control, communications and integrated sensor systems.

General Dynamics Corp., of Falls Church, Va. ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.