General Dynamics bolsters Air Force intelligence network

$49M award includes support for Project Liberty

General Dynamics Information Technology will support the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System and Project Liberty under a three-year, $49 million contract.

Under terms of the award, General Dynamics will perform network and systems administration, hardware maintenance and logistics, and warehouse support for Air Force and Air National Guard DCGS sites as well as the Project Liberty and Squadron Operations Centers that support Predator and Reaper operations, according to a company announcement today.

The Distributed Common Ground System is the Air Force’s premier globally networked intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapon system.

With 20 geographically dispersed networked sites, DCGS produces intelligence information collected by U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator aircraft.

Project Liberty exploitation cells provide sustainable, deployed full-motion video processing, exploitation and dissemination cells to joint ground forces to exploit data collected from Air Force MC-12 Liberty aircraft, the announcement stated.

The company also will support Robins Air Force Base, Ga., with depot operations and program management support of the 578th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron.

General Dynamics, of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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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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