CGI has won a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide ongoing support services for the Fire Control Battlefield Information System Application (FC BISA) and the Fire Control Application (FCA) system.
FC BISA is a distributed command and control application that helps the British Artillery and Infantry provide accurate and effective indirect fire support to the British Army during operations, the company announced in its press release on Thursday.
CGI will provide software applications support for FC BISA and the FCA as well as hardware support for the FCA handheld computer platform. The applications, which were developed by CGI, automate many operational functions to improve tempo, safety and accuracy and are a critical part of a long-term programme to modernise indirect fire support systems.
CGI's Steve Smart, Vice President, Space, Defence, National and Cybersecurity said, "This support service contract will enable the MOD to train and operate effectively, supported by CGI's deep technical expertise and domain knowledge."
MOD's Daniel James, Project Manager said, “This will deliver benefits including a 50% size and weight saving as well as the latest version of the FCA software, improving both safety and accuracy over its predecessor".