General Dynamics gains $75 million U.S. Army order as part of Common Hardware/Software 3 contract

TAUNTON, Mass., 29 Nov. 2007. General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $75 million order on the Common Hardware/Software 3 (CHS-3) contract from the U.S. Army for military hardware and software, including computers and network equipment for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) Program.

Nov 29th, 2007

TAUNTON, Mass., 29 Nov. 2007.General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $75 million order on the Common Hardware/Software 3 (CHS-3) contract from the U.S. Army for military hardware and software, including computers and network equipment for the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) Program.

The CHS-3 contract vehicle enables the U.S. military and government agencies to access the latest commercial computer and networking advancements to establish common hardware/software computing platforms and networks throughout the battlefield. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM), headquartered at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., is the lead contracting authority for CHS-3.

In addition to a line of commercial-off-the-shelf products, the CHS-3 contract provides an array of semi-rugged and fully rugged computing platforms and accessories that are qualified for use in a tactical environment. The technology insertion provision of the contract ensures that the very latest in COTS technology is applied to provide the U.S. military with powerful computing and networking resources available, while leveraging the price advantages that are associated with high-volume commercial manufacturing.

The CHS-3 product line includes rugged local area networks (LAN), server platforms, communication gateways, routers, laptops, faxes, and various ancillary equipment including vehicle mounts, cables, and operational transit cases. Extensive system integration, product-testing services, end user support, and program management is also available under the CHS-3 contract.

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