The US Army has awarded a contract to Boeing subsidiary Tapestry Solutions for the delivery of an in-transit visibility (ITV) system.
Under the deal, the company will provide ITV for ground transportation logistics in the US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of operations.
Through the agreement, Tapestry Solutions will deploy its global distribution management system (GDMS) software in Kuwait and partner nations Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and Jordan.
The ITV system will help track and manage civilian contractors who provide army equipment and supplies throughout Kuwait, the Trans-Arabian network and Iraq.
The Tapestry system will supplement the current radio frequency ITV infrastructure of the military in the region.
In addition, it will provide a common operating picture as supplies are transported to tactical operations centres, movement control teams and higher military echelons.
Tapestry Solutions Global Sales and Marketing vice-president Michael Spencer said: “The award further illustrates our customers’ confidence in our products, services and people.
“Our dedicated GDMS team manages thousands of transportation movements per month in Afghanistan, working 24 hours a day to safeguard people, data and cargo. We look forward to providing the same level of exceptional service in surrounding nations.”
The current contract expands upon the company’s ongoing GDMS / ITV programme in Afghanistan. It includes one base year with one-year options.
Tapestry’s GDMS serves as a central data fusion system that allows the US military to have near real-time visibility, tracking metrics and accountability for registered commercial vehicles.
The ITV system helps support transportation management requests, captures actual delivery times, supports invoicing and validates demurrage charges.
Work on the project is scheduled to commence immediately.
Last year, Tapestry secured a five-year contract from the US Army to support ground ITV in Afghanistan.