Army awards $363M Sincgcars contract
ITT Corp. will furnish baseline systems control, system enhancements and logistics support
- By William Welsh
- Jun 11, 2009
ITT Corp. will furnish continuing support for the Army’s tactical radio system under a two-year, $363 million contract.
ITT will provide baseline systems control, system enhancements, logistics support and training for the Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (Sincgars), the Defense Department said June 9.
Among the components covered under the contract are 58,000 receiver/transmitters, 34,800 vehicular amplifier adapters with Internet controllers and 34,800 radio frequency amps, DOD said.
Sincgars’ tactical VHF radio serves as the primary voice and data communications for the Army’s ground combat forces at and below the battalion level. Combat forces use the system in ground vehicles and portable packs. The Internet controllers incorporated into the system function as digital routers for the Army’s Tactical Internet.
Although the system was originally fielded with voice-only radios, Sincgars has matured into comprehensive voice and data radios. Its waveform is now found on a number of airborne and ground systems, the research firm Frost and Sullivan noted earlier this year in an assessment of ITT’s role in the military software-defined radio sector.
The Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the contracting activity for the procurement.
ITT, of White Plains, N.Y., ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.