Army picks 20 to compete for $10B in tactical comms work
- By William Welsh
- Nov 07, 2012
The Army has awarded contracts to 20 companies to compete for up to $10 billion in task orders over a five-year period under its massive Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems (GTACS) acquisition program, the service announced on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
The winners of the indefinite-delivering, indefinite-quantity contracts will furnish tactical communications products and related services to the Army's Program Executive Office for Command, Communications and Control - Tactical (PEO C3T), the announcement said.
“The initial task orders from this contract are expected to be released in 2013 and will fall under the three key task areas of development, production and deployment, and sustainment,” said Bob Durbin, acting vice president and general manager of the Exelis Communications and Force Protection Systems business area.
The GTACS winners are:
- CACI Technologies
- D & S Consultants
- DRS Technical Services
- General Dynamics One Source
- Globecomm Systems
- L-3 Services
- Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems
- Morgan Franklin C3T
- Nexagen Networks
- Northrop Grumman Systems
- Rockwell Collins Satellite Communications Systems
- Science Applications International
- Scientific Research
- Telecommunications Systems
- Trace Systems
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.