Army renews common ground station deal
- By David Hubler
- Dec 12, 2011
General Dynamics Corp. has won a five-year, $47 million follow-on contract to update and maintain the operational readiness of all Army Common Ground Stations.
Under the new contract General Dynamics C4 Systems will provide the spare parts, assemblies, engineering support and other logistics needed to keep the Common Ground Stations, or CGS, fleet technically current and fully operational worldwide, according to a Dec. 12 company announcement.
The Army has deployed Common Ground Stations to assist commanders in the collection, analysis and distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information gathered by airborne radar aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and other sensors, the announcement explained.
The Army awarded General Dynamics the original CGS contract in 1996, ordering 102 systems.
The first Common Ground Station was delivered in 2000.
In 2005, General Dynamics received the first contract to supply logistics and maintenance support for the fleet. Work on this logistics and maintenance contract will be performed in Scottsdale, Ariz.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.