General Dynamics delivers single-system command-and-control centers to U.S. Marine Corps

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 19 Dec. 2007. General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $38 million contract modification from the U.S. Marine Corps System Command for the production of 12 common modules and 24 capability set III Combat Operations Centers. The modules and capability sets will be combined to become six operations centers used by higher-level Marine Corps commanders. Deliveries are expected to be complete by July 2009.

Dec 19th, 2007

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 19 Dec. 2007.General Dynamics C4 Systems won a $38 million contract modification from the .S. Marine CorpsU System Command for the production of 12 common modules and 24 capability set III Combat Operations Centers. The modules and capability sets will be combined to become six operations centers used by higher-level Marine Corps commanders. Deliveries are expected to be complete by July 2009.

More than 220 Combat Operations Centers have been ordered for Marine Corps command and control operations at the battalion and regimental levels. This new order will equip the next-higher level of Marine Corps decision-making, the major subordinate commands, with the same command and control capabilities.

"The new Combat Operations Centers forge the next link in networking the command, control, and decision-making among Marine Corps echelons," states Manny Mora, vice president of battle management systems for General Dynamics C4 Systems. "As a command and control system-of-systems, Combat Operations Centers enable Marines to stay connected and quickly move from place to place with standardized equipment and operating systems."

Combat Operations Centers are the focal point of decision-making for Marine Corps commanders and their staffs. Each operations center comprises a network of workstations and servers supporting standard Tactical Data Systems and other mission-critical software, voice, data, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications.

Tents, trailers, radios, power generation, and other tactical hardware are integrated for a single-system command and control capability wherever Marines fight.

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