Leonardo DRS has received a $206m contract to deliver vehicle installation kits (I-Kits) for the next-generation Mounted Family of Computer Systems II (MFoCS II).
The three-year contract was awarded on behalf of the US Army Project Manager Mission Command and PEO Command Control Communications – Tactical.
The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract includes up to seven optional years.
Under the contract, the Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business will provide cables, brackets and other associated hardware to support the installation of MFoCS II ware onto ground vehicle platforms.
During the US Army’s network modernisation plan, the use of MFoCS II systems is expected to increase the need for additional I-Kits or platform integration hardware.
The MFoCS II systems are a family of mission-critical platform processors, tablets and rugged displays.
They enable the use of Joint Battle Command-Platform and the army’s next-generation Mounted Mission Command capability.
Leonardo DRS Land Electronics business unit senior vice-president and general manager Bill Guyan said: “We are proud to leverage the capacity of Leonardo DRS’ Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Melbourne, Florida to produce these I-Kits and ensure the Army can continue to deliver next-generation capabilities as quickly as possible.
“These are mission-critical components of the Army’s Mission Command capability. We are proud to have been selected for high-volume production and delivery of quality, reliable systems for use in almost every type of tactical platform.”
Leonardo DRS has been delivering I-Kits for ten years. In March, Leonardo secured a contract to deliver ‘New Generation Identification Friend or Foe’ (NGIFF) systems to the Italian Armed Forces.