SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 28 June 2007. The U.S. Army has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems for contractor support and engineering services for the Command Post of the Future (CPOF). The initial delivery order is for $18.4 million on the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, which has a potential value of $200 million over five years. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics.
CPOF is part of the Army's Battle Command System (ABCS) and enables commanders and their staffs to jointly plan, prepare, rehearse, execute, and assess operations over tactical networks from geographically dispersed locations. One CPOF system can support more than 300 simultaneous users while running on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer workstation with multiple screens. The system is managed by the U. S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Tactical of Fort Monmouth, N.J.
More than 1,000 CPOF systems are deployed with the U.S. military.
"The Command Post of the Future gives warfighters a quicker, more accurate understanding of the commander's intent," says Manny Mora, vice president of Battle Management for General Dynamics C4 Systems. "This contract brings CPOF one step closer to being fielded to the entire Army."