Army taps General Dynamics for logistics

Oct. 8, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a task order for logistics support to the U.S. Army's 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Afghanistan.

The company will utilize U.S. military systems to track supplies from point of origin within the United States, on the ship or cargo plane to the final base destination. The company plans to hire more than 30 employees to support the task order.

The contract is for three years and is worth $39 million.

General Dynamics said services include logistics support, logistics analysis and logistics operations support. The company will augment the military with the transition, transport, tracking and maintenance of vital military supplies overseas.

Tasks under this contract include distribution management operations, movement administration support, logistics plans operations, battle loss and assessment, supply and service management, maintenance and readiness management, general supplies oversight, force management support, automation and information assurance support and safety and occupational health administration support.

"We have gained experience assisting the U.S. Army's 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait, providing rapid and effective mission support, that will lend to the support we provide the Army in Afghanistan to ensure continuity between military rotations so warfighters receive the supplies they need to successfully fulfill their missions," said David Martin, director of operations in General Dynamics Information Technology's Army Solutions division.

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