General Dynamics' (GD) Global Force has been selected by the US Army Sustainment Command (ASC) as one of the prime contractors to compete for the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (Eagle) programme.
Under the basic ordering agreement, the company will now submit bids for the multibillion dollar contract, which covers the army's global logistics requirements, including maintenance operations, support and transportation services, which ensure redeployment and soldier readiness.
Valued at a potential $23.5bn for all 96 awardees, the multiple-award Eagle contract features a five-year performance period and is scheduled to replace the army's existing field and installations readiness support team (FIRST) contract.
General Dynamics' information technology national and homeland security division senior vice president and general manager Zannie Smith said: "With our extensive experience working with the US Army to manage logistics and supply chains, General Dynamics can ensure US forces worldwide have the supplies they need to carry out their missions."
General Dynamics' land systems combat support and services vice president HA Graziano said the company currently delivers sustainment support to US soldiers worldwide and the contract will extend the offerings to new clients and platforms.
Sustainment services delivered under the Eagle contract are expected to be used by the army's directorate of logistics organisations and other groups within the branch for transportation, refurbishment and maintenance of equipment in the field.
Contract work is scheduled to be carried out at multiple army installations across the US.
GD Global Force is a joint venture between General Dynamics' business groups, which includes information technology, land systems, C4 systems, advanced information systems, ordnance and tactical systems, and armament and technical products.