FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., 27 May 2009. A team led by Raytheon Company won an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity award for the U.S. Army Battle Command Development contract. The Battle Command Development contract, managed by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, is a five-year, multi-award vehicle worth up to $777.4 million.
The award enables the Raytheon team to compete for task orders that will enhance and maintain the capabilities of the Army Battle Command System (ABCS). The ABCS includes products developed by battle command organizations that are used throughout theater and lack commonality, reveals a representative.
The task orders focus on unifying the existing ABCS products into a net-centric, service-oriented architecture. This allows the ABCS a common look and feel within its family of products and improved interoperability with other Army systems, continues the official.
"The use of battle command products in current conflicts and in future Army modernization efforts is critical, making this effort particularly important," says Andy Zogg, vice president, Raytheon Network Centric Systems Command and Control Systems. "Our aim is to put real solutions in the hands of our soldiers quickly."