The US Army has awarded a $200m contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems to manage the its live training stations.

Under the five-year contract, the company will assist the army in uniting and managing various integrated simulators of its live combat training system.

These systems include the battlefield effects simulator, counter improvised explosive device, counter radio electronic warfare 2, counter improvised explosive device, mobile gun system tactical engagement simulation system, and mk19 simulation player unit.

Work under the initial $23m includes reducing fielding time, minimising acquisition costs, lowering total ownership costs and promoting the reuse of software and hardware components for training systems.

In addition, GD will provide a framework for the management and delivery of products and support to home-station and combat training centres worldwide.

The consolidated product-line management (CPM) contract has been awarded by the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Program Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE).