GD, Rockwell win contract modification

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Corp. and Rockwell Collins Inc. were awarded a $153.9 million contract modification to accelerate development of the Integrated Computer System into the Army's Current Force, General Dynamics officials said.

ICS is the common computing environment for 17 of 18 platforms in the Future Combat System, which includes a network of sensors, unmanned air platforms, and manned and unmanned ground platforms, officials from the Arlington, Va., company said. Rockwell Collins is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The contract modification was awarded by the Army Lead Systems Integrator team of the Boeing Co. and Science Applications International Corp. and brings the total ICS contract value to $429 million. Work is shared between General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and Rockwell Collins.

General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins are now scheduled to deliver the initial prototype unit to the Future Combat System Lead Systems Integrator in January 2007. ICS will be deployed into the field on force platforms including Bradley fighting vehicles, Abrams main battle tanks, Strykers and Humvees, in 2008.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a division of General Dynamics Corp. of Falls Church, Va.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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