LGS Innovations has been selected as one of the prime contractors to compete for the US Army’s multi-billion dollar communications and transmission systems (CTS) indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Valued at $4.1bn for all awardees, the multiple-award contract is expected to seamlessly connect various communications systems across integrated domains, providing the soldier with reliable and instant access to communications worldwide.

Under the five year contract, the ALCATEL-LUCENT subsidiary will compete to deliver a range of integrated solutions, including systems integration, systems engineering and analysis, operations, maintenance, equipment and system installation, in support of the army’s communications systems.

LGS innovations business development senior vice-president Dan Bigbie said the company holds the depth and breadth of expertise necessary to tackle the army’s most pressing communication requirements, irrespective of the communication system or network technology.

”Our solutions and services will help ensure the soldier and defence personnel have unfailing access to voice, data and video services anywhere the mission takes them,” Bigbie said.

"Our solutions and services will help ensure the soldier and defence personnel have unfailing access to voice, data and video services."

In addition, the company will provide material procurement, facility and site preparation, outside plant trenching, software support, programme management, logistics, technical field assistance, test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, information operations and assurance support, training and depot support at a local and regional level.

Administered by the project manager, defence communications and army transmission systems (PM DCATS), the CTS contract will comprise of a range of communications and technologies, including satellite, microwave, fibre optics, radio and wireless, and all associated support services.

Other CTS prime contractors include L-3 National Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Computer Sciences Corporation, AT&T Government Solutions, Serco, Booz Allen Hamilton, Intelligent Decisions, DRS Technical Services, General Dynamics and Globecomm Systems.

Image: A US Army communications specialist makes adjustments to a satellite atop an incident commander’s command, control and communications unit at Booneville in California, US. Photo: courtesy of US Army.

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