Boeing-SAIC nab tank deal

A team led by Boeing Co. and Science Applications International Corp. won the Army's $154 million Future Combat Systems contract to develop next-generation tanks.

This contract covers a two-year concept and technology demonstration phase in which the team will build prototypes of unmanned combat tanks and other mobile armored vehicles with networked communications capabilities.

If successful, the agreement may lead to work worth $4 billion over the next five years. The team of Chicago-based Boeing and San Diego-based SAIC beat out a team led by General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church, Va.

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