The radio order is part of a five-year ID/IQ contract with a full potential value of $12.7 billion.
FAIRFAX, Va. General Dynamics Mission Systems is one of three contractors selected to deliver 30 next-generation, two-channel Manpack networking radios to the U.S. Army this spring. The Mission Systems next-generation radio is lighter and more powerful than the AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios currently fielded to the Army. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $12.7 billion.
We have delivered more than 5,000 AN/PRC-155 Manpack networking radios to the Army and have heard first-hand what soldiers want in a next-generation radio. Their ideas and our commitment to advanced engineering, technology and cost-effective manufacturing will ensure that soldiers and their commanders will be able to securely talk, text and share information in an increasingly complex tactical environment, said Bill Ross, a vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems.
The predecessor of the new two-channel networking radio, the AN/PRC-155 Manpack by Mission Systems, are the only Army-owned radios to successfully operate on the militarys new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications network. At a recent Army demonstration, AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radios became the communications hub for soldiers on land and in Army vessels positioned throughout the U. S. Army Pacific region. The AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios are currently fielded to 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 82nd Airborne Division and 10th Mountain Division.
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