Technology upgrades enable soldiers to better see, hear and respond to intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) information throughout the networked battlespace
A team led by General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a new, $3 million delivery order from the U.S. Army to integrate the Prophet Enhanced tactical signals intelligence system into Medium Mine Protected Vehicles (MMPV). The order is in support of a Department of Defense requirement that is providing additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to the U.S. military. MMPVs equipped with the Prophet Enhanced system will be delivered to the U.S. Army in October 2009.
This order was executed under a six-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract that the Army awarded to the General Dynamics-led team in February 2009. It has an estimated total potential value of $866 million if all options are exercised. In addition to the $3 million order, an initial delivery order valued at $71 million was awarded in February.
“The Prophet Enhanced System delivers support to the tactical battlefield, with the flexibility to quickly incorporate new technologies as they become available,” said Manny Mora, vice president of Battle Management for General Dynamics C4 Systems.
Integrated into up-armored MMPVs and HMMWVs, the system enables tactical commanders to securely and accurately detect, identify, locate and deter a wide range of signal emissions on the battlefield. To reduce the overall cost of future system upgrades and enhancements, the Prophet Enhanced design incorporates pre-planned upgrades and technology insertions. The contract also calls for standardized training.
General Dynamics C4 Systems is the prime contractor for the Prophet Enhanced program. Team members include L-3 Communications, San Diego, Calif., and Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Chantilly, Va.
General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,900 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at www.gd.com.