GD taps small business team for $465M Army training contract
- By Nick Wakeman
- Oct 04, 2018
General Dynamics has put together a large team of small businesses to provide the Army with live training services under a $465 million contract.
The contract supports the Army Life Cycle Product Line Management Program and has a five-year term.
“Providing soldiers a realistic live training experience is a critical factor in the Army’s ongoing modernization effort,” said Chris Brady, vice president of engineering and incoming president of General Dynamics Mission Systems, in a statement. “This award grows our training portfolio by adding hardware product line management to our existing software product line management for the Army and positions General Dynamics for future growth.”
The contract was won by General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture of two GD companies, GD Mission Systems and GDIT.
The company’s two key teammates are the small businesses Riptide and Assured Information Technology Engineering, also known as AIT.
The company has nine other small business teammates that will be pulled in for specific task order requirements. These include:
- Big Lever
- Inter-Coastal Electronics
- Phoenix Logistics
- Advanced IT Concepts
- Global Technology Integrators
- Secure Bench
- Zei Tech
Dell also is a strategic supplied to the team, GD said.
General Dynamics will lead an effort to modernize the systems that enable live training including force on force, and force on target systems. The company also is responsible for the Project Manager for Training Devices portfolio.
Some of the requirements include individual and collective training, combat training centers, military operations on urban terrain, live fire and digital ranges and other ranges globally.
GD also will be defining and managing the LT2 Hardware Product Line through trade studies, analysis and forecasting, data collection, design, development, impact assessment, cybersecurity, integration, testing, training and logistics.
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.