General Dynamics wins CHS-4 contract to provide military computers and software

BY John Keller

TAUNTON, Mass.—General Dynamics C4 Systems in Taunton, Mass., won a potential $3.7 billion U.S. Army contract to provide military radios, satellite communications equipment, encryption equipment, rugged computers, and related products under the U.S. military's Common Hardware Systems–4 (CHS-4) program.

The contract contains a provision to ensure the CHS-4 inventory of rugged military electronics equipment has the most advanced commercially available technology and products, as well as rapid repair and replacement of equipment for CHS-4 users worldwide, General Dynamics officials say. General Dynamics C4 Systems has been providing common hardware systems equipment to U.S. military forces under previous CHS programs since 1995, company officials say.

The latest indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract comes from the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The initial contract is worth $5.3 million, and will be worth as much as $3.7 billion, if the Army exercises all contract options, company officials say.

The contract covers rugged and semi-rugged computers and ultra-thin client products; computer peripherals; routers and other gear related to network communications and management; and power subsystems and related equipment.

The CHS-4 contract enables military electronics purchasers from all U.S. military and other government organizations "to acquire the latest commercial computing and communications technologies, ruggedized for their special requirements," says Mike DiBiase, vice president and general manager of computing technologies for General Dynamics C4 Systems.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit General Dynamics C4 Systems online at

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