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LM to compete for Battle Command contracts

April 22, 2009 at 11:30 AM

TINTON FALLS, N.J., April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has selected Lockheed Martin to compete for future network-centric command and control task orders.

U.S. company Lockheed Martin was selected by the Army to compete for the Battle Command Family of Products task orders. Lockheed Martin was one of six companies selected to compete for the contracts that are worth $777 million in future orders for the companies.

Officials said the Battle Command Family of Products contract vehicle, managed by the Army's New Jersey-based Project Manager Battle Command, is designed to support the Army with the latest next-generation command-and-control technologies and services.

"Lockheed Martin has provided the Army with net-centric command and control solutions for more than 10 years," John Mengucci, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services-Defense president, said in a statement.

"We are honored to continue working with (Project Manager) Battle Command to create capabilities that will form the core of the Army's Unified Battle Command solutions throughout the force."

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