Ricardo Control Point has been awarded a contract option by the US Army for its electronic maintenance system (EMS).
The army has exercised Option Year 1 of the EMS next generation (NG) sustainment contract with the deal.
Ricardo Control Point is the managing partner of the C2D joint venture (JV).
The EMS NG is a collection of software applications used by the US Army to support the maintenance of a wide range of vehicle platforms, which include logistics support trucks, armoured personnel carriers, main battle tanks, and the high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV).
Advanced tools are featured in the EMS NG that can create content for vehicle manuals, develop them and view them. The system will also create diagnostics and repair procedures for vehicles.
Developed by Ricardo Control Point, the suite of new tools helps enhance the traditionally used paper-based manuals.
These will help guide operators through interactive troubleshooting and repair scenarios based on user observations and system diagnostic faults input by the user.
The project will include an annual software update release that would incorporate necessary feature changes and bug fixes.
Under the current contract option, the one-year performance period will continue until September this year.
Ricardo Defence Systems president Chet Gryczan said: “This new contract provides a terrific opportunity for Ricardo Control Point and our C2D JV partners to build upon the services we have provided to this very important customer over the past decade, and to demonstrate our expanded technical capabilities and support capacity.
“We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this contract and look forward to serving the US Army during the option year and beyond.”
The small business C2D JV comprises Ricardo Control Point, DG Technologies, and Claxton Logistics Services.