General Dynamics to provide communications support for AFCENT
- By Mark Pomerleau
- Dec 16, 2015
The Defense Information Systems Agency recently awarded General Dynamics a contract worth up to $450 million over five years for support of communication services in Asia for the Air Force’s Central Command, the company announced.
Specifically, General Dynamics will provide communications systems acquisition, integration, installation, operations and maintenance support.
Air Force Central Command, or AFCENT, is the U.S. Central Command’s Air Force component, responsible for the Middle East, portions of North Africa, and parts of Asia. The countries within its area of responsibility include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
“General Dynamics will continue providing the U.S. Air Force Central Command with mission-essential communications and IT support services throughout the Persian Gulf region and in Central Asia,” said Dan Busby, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Information Technology’s IT Services and Solutions sector. “We are particularly proud to serve the Air Force’s forward-based units.”
The work will take place both in theater and at Shaw Air Force Base located in Sumter, S.C.
Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.