Lockheed Martin has been selected by the US Army Sustainment Command (ASC) to bid for a contract covering future logistics requirements as part of the emerging enhanced army global logistics enterprise (EAGLE) programme.
Valued at a potential $23bn for all awardees, the EAGLE contract includes a five-year performance period and covers the supply of maintenance operations, supply support and transportation services to the army.
The EAGLE programme is structured through a basic ordering agreement, which is a written understanding against a traditional contract between the government and selected contractors.
Sustainment services will be used by the army's directorate of logistics organisations and other groups within the branch for transportation, refurbishment and maintenance of equipment in the field, with an aim to keep it combat-ready.
June Shrewsbury, Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics unit technical services vice president, said sustainment activities such as maintenance and supply chain management would serve as a basic platform for conducting important missions worldwide.
"This behind-the-scenes activity is critical to supporting soldiers in their missions and ensuring that the army can achieve its objectives," Shrewsbury said.
In addition, the services will enable the army to provide pre-deployment training on equipment to troops, alongside monitoring equipment shelf-life to ensure serviceability and availability.
Work under the contract is scheduled to be carried out at multiple army installations across the US.
Lockheed provides logistics support for the army's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) programmes at domestic and foreign locations, through a field and installations readiness support team contract.
The company also supported the army's field logistics readiness centres at Forts Benning, Stewart and Fort Bragg, in North Carolina.