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Army contracts for continued EMS work

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted O'Neil & Associates Inc. to continue development of a tactical vehicle diagnostics and maintenance technology.

U.S. company O'Neil was awarded the contract from the Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Life Cycle Management Command. Under the $30 million deal, O'Neil will continue the development of its Electronic Maintenance System.

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Officials said EMS, a next-generation technology, is being developed to provide the Army's fleet of tactical vehicles with diagnostics and then integrate the diagnostics data with matching maintenance and parts information to improve vehicle repair times.

"Through our work on EMS, we help the war fighters get their malfunctioning equipment working again as quickly as possible," Hernan Olivas, O'Neil EMS program manager, said in a statement.

"That not only saves money; it saves lives."

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