The US Army has awarded a $465m contract to General Dynamics for the former’s Life Cycle Product Line Management (LCPM) programme.

The five-year indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded to General Dynamics One Source, a joint venture company formed by General Dynamics Mission Systems and General Dynamics Information Technology.

Under the deal, the company will primarily focus on the extensive Live Training Transformation (LT2) Family of Training Systems.

General Dynamics Mission Systems incoming president and engineering vice-president Chris Brady said: “Providing soldiers a realistic live training experience is a critical factor in the army’s ongoing modernisation effort.

“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.”

“Providing soldiers a realistic live training experience is a critical factor in the army’s ongoing modernisation effort.”

The training systems will help support a wide range of live training requirements, including Force on Force and Force on Target systems, for the Project Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE) portfolio within the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

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In order to meet the requirements, the company will provide both individual training and collective training systems at unit home stations, Combat Training Centers, Military Operations on Urban Terrain, Live Fire and Digital Ranges, and additional training ranges across the globe.

Furthermore, the company will also be responsible for defining, implementing and managing the LT2 Hardware Product Line for the US Army.

The hybrid, cost-plus fixed fee, firm fixed price, and time and material contract has been awarded by the US Army Contracting Command.