LGS to upgrade Army communications facility in SW Asia

LGS Innovations has won a contract worth approximately $49 million to upgrade the U.S. Army’s Main Communications Facility (MCF) in southwest Asia, the company said Feb. 20.

Under the contract, the Herndon, Va.-based networking and communications services provider will engineer, furnish, install and test the Army’s extensive network, transmission, and voice infrastructure in Southwest Asia as part of the Defense Department's infrastructure modernization initiative, the company said.

The company also will execute a critical cutover of transmission circuits, and also design, develop and install a virtualized infrastructure to accommodate the migration of servers and their applications from existing facilities to the MCF, the company said.
The Army's MCF in Southwest Asia, which is designed to be a commercial communications operations center, will serve as the central information systems hub for the region, the company said. As such, the MCF will house 9,000 square feet of usable equipment room space and will be capable of multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuits transported over copper, fiber, satellite, or terrestrial line-of-sight radios.


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