LM awarded extension for battle system

July 9, 2008 at 7:46 PM

TINTON FALLS, N.J., July 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract extension to continue development of the Army's battle command system.

The follow-on contract worth $36 million is for U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin to further develop the battle command technology that includes fixed and semi-fixed installations along with mobile networks creating a virtual battlefield view for soldiers to conduct decisive operations and sustain force.

The Army contract is through a project based at Fort Monmouth in New Jersey. Lockheed Martin will be expected to further development and integration of the battle command system along with providing support for the technology including testing, training and field service.

"These systems are being used in the battlefield continuously," John Mengucci, president of Lockheed Martin information systems and global services mission and combat support solutions, said in a statement.

"We are excited to continue assisting the Army on this mission-critical program."

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