Marines arrange support for mobile operations centers
General Dynamics IT to monitor networks and equipment
- By Amber Corrin
- Sep 28, 2009
A General Dynamics unit will furnish the Marine Corps with on-the-ground operations equipment, networks and technical support for the force’s mobile Combat Operations Center (COC) program, through a five-year, $86.2 million contract.
The operations centers consist of networks of workstations and servers used to manage data at the tactical level and support additional software used in the theater, officials at General Dynamics Information Technology said in a statement today. The systems are composed of tents, trailers, radios, power and environmental generation, and visual displays that offer an integrated command and control capability, the officials said.
The COC program is a critical decision-making tool for Marines in the field, they said.
The company will do the work at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Kaneohe, Hawaii; Okinawa, Japan; and in Southwest Asia.
Another General Dynamics unit announced last week that it had won an Air Force contract to provide cryptographic technology for friend-or-foe identification systems.
Amber Corrin is a staff writer covering military networks for Defense Systems.