Company with Kilgore ties lands nearly $1B air force contract
Kilgore, TX — General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a contract with a U.S. Air Force base in Massachusetts for program equipment that will enable mobile users at the edge of the battlefield to receive mission-critical operational information including voice, data and video anywhere in the world.
General Dynamics, a Taunton, Mass.-based business with a facilities in Kilgore, Richardson and Newton, S.C., will produce about 1,500 transportable ground receiver suites and 1,110 retrofit kits for systems already in the field, according to a press release from the company.
The suites comprise next-generation receive terminal antennas and receive broadcast management and cryptographic equipment that is packed into mobile transit cases. When deployed at the edge of the battlefield, the suites enable decision makers and frontline troops in joint operations to receive mission-critical information, according to General Dynamics. The systems equip tactical operators with high-speed, high-volume multimedia communications and information flow among forces deployed on posts or at stations, in transit or in theater.
The majority of the work on the contract will be performed in Taunton, Mass. In addition, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies in Richardson and Kilgore and in Newton, N.C., will provide the antennas, RF equipment and transit cases while workers for the company’s Computing Technologies business in Massachusetts will be responsible for equipment integration, packing and environmental testing.
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