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Northrop Grumman to support IBCS development for U.S. Army
by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017

U.S. Army taps BAE Systems for M88 vehicle sustainment
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017 - BAE Systems received a contract with the potential value of $112 million to perform technical services for M88 recovery vehicles procured by the U.S. Army.

The contract covers sustainment for M88A1 and M88A2 vehicles. The deal was approved by the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, and tasks BAE Systems with servicing the armored platforms it built for the branch over the next four years.

"The M88 is critical to the military's recovery missions of the heaviest vehicles in the fleet," BAE Systems Recovery Vehicles director John G. Tile said in a press release. "Whether our vehicles are coming off the assembly line or deployed in theatre, we are committed to providing the highest quality vehicle and full life-cycle support of the M88."

BAE Systems will perform the work at its facilities in San Jose, Calif.; York, Penn. and Sterling Heights, Mich.

"This award continues the long standing relationship of program management, engineering, logistics, and field service support to the Army and other customers of the M88 program," Tile added.

M88 Armored Recovery Vehicles are used to retrieve other armored platforms that have been damaged or otherwise disabled on the battlefield. They are capable of transporting large assets such as M1 Abrams main battle tanks.

The U.S. Army began using the vehicles in 1959.

The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman with a $48 million contract modification to support development for its Integrated Battle Command System.

Northrop Grumman will perform engineering and manufacturing services for the the system's development in addition to providing continuity during the product's transition.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., and is expected to be complete by the end of October.

Northrop Grumman received $20 million in fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of the modification award. The agreement will be managed by the U.S. Army Contracting Command.

The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, or IBCS, is a command-and-control system designed to provide operators with enhanced situational awareness and defense capabilities. According to Northrop Grumman, the system allows users to track missiles and aircraft in the battlespace.

The IBCS was developed to replace seven legacy command-and-control systems by featuring improved surveillance technology. The system's manufacturer adds it can be used to support a diverse array of military operations, and can integrate with current and future sensors and weapon systems.

General Dynamics, US Ordnance share contract for M2 machineguns
Washington (UPI) Mar 31, 2017
General Dynamics and U.S. Ordnance will share a $221 million contract from the U.S. Army to produce M2 machineguns. The contract includes M2 flexible, M2 fixed and M2A1 machineguns, a product General Dynamics markets as one of the world's most highly accurate and effective weapons. The M2A1 .50-caliber weapon was developed by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems as an u ... read more

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