SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 21 June 2007. General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., won an $18.4 million U.S. Army contract for engineering services to the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) -- part of the Army Battle Command System (ABCS) that enables commanders and their staffs to jointly plan, prepare, rehearse, execute and assess operations over tactical networks from geographically dispersed locations.
One CPOF (enabling technology) system can support more than 300 simultaneous users while running on a commercial off-the-shelf computer workstation with several screens. More than 1,000 CPOF systems are deployed with the U.S. military.
The contract has a potential value of $200 million over five years. The contract comes from the Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Tactical of Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Users describe the system as "always on," allowing commanders a quick view at a course of action and the ability to collaborate with subordinates.
"The Command Post of the Future gives warfighters a quicker, more accurate understanding of the commander's intent," said Manny Mora, vice president of Battle Management for General Dynamics C4 Systems. "This contract, combined with phenomenal user acceptance, brings CPOF (contributing technology) one step closer to being fielded to the entire Army."
For more information contact General Dynamics C4 Systems online at www.gdc4s.com.