The US Army has awarded a $203m field and installation readiness support team (FIRST) contract to Lockheed to manage the field logistics readiness centre (FLRC) at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

The five-year contract will provide Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units and the Army Materiel Command (AMC) with maintenance, material and logistics services.

The contract includes maintenance and repair work on wheeled vehicles, weapons, power-generation equipment, and engineering equipment for the Army Sustainment Command and 406th Training Support Brigade.

Lockheed Martin is already operating the field logistics readiness centres at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning in Georgia.