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General Dynamics UK received £330 Million Contract to Develop Next-Generation Battlefield Network for British Army

General Dynamics UK received £330 Million Contract to Develop Next-Generation Battlefield Network for British Army

Introduction:

General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has been awarded a £330 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to design and develop the next-generation tactical communication and information system as the initial phase of the MORPHEUS programme.

Features:

The system will be used to plan, deploy, manage and monitor communications and information for the Army.  It will allow users to integrate new radios, applications and other system components faster and with greater ease.

General Dynamics will implement a new architectural approach, known as Evolve to Open (EvO), which will evolve the Bowman tactical communication (BCIP 5.6) capability into an open, modular system.  The system will connect deployed tactical forces to their commanders, give improved access to powerful operational IT and simplify the user experience.  The open system approach allows new technologies to be rapidly integrated to tackle emerging threats and enhance interoperability with allies.

The contract creates 125 new jobs as well as sustaining the jobs of 125 highly-skilled engineers at General Dynamics UK’s headquarters in Oakdale, South Wales.

The EvO contract is the first to be awarded for the MORPHEUS programme, which will give UK Armed Forces across all three services modernised command and control networks using the latest technology.

Specifications:

Company Name General Dynamics
Contract Received From UK Ministry of Defence
Location United Kingdom
Type Next-Generation Battlefield Network
Estimated Cost £330 Million

 

Source: generaldynamics.com 

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