Developed and supported by General Dynamics, the Common Ground Station provides essential intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information for commanders during Army missions.
General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been awarded a five-year, $47 million follow-on contract to update and maintain the operational readiness of all Common Ground Stations (CGS) for the U.S. Army. General Dynamics will provide the spare parts, assemblies, engineering support and other logistics needed to keep the CGS fleet technically current and fully operational worldwide.
In 1996, the Army awarded the original Common Ground Station system contract to General Dynamics, ordering 102 systems. The first Common Ground Station was delivered to the Army in 2000. In 2005, General Dynamics received the first contract to supply logistics and maintenance support for the fleet of Common Ground Stations.
Mark Showah, director of Integrated Systems for General Dynamics C4 Systems, said, "This award reflects the continuing confidence our customer has in the system and the relevant capabilities it provides in support of vital Army and joint missions around the world."
Common Ground Stations are deployed by the Army to assist commanders in the collection, analysis and distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information gathered by airborne radar aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and other sensors.
Work in support of the Common Ground Station logistics and maintenance contract will be performed by General Dynamics employees located in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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