Leonardo DRS Wins $841 Million US Army Combat Computing Contract

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Leonardo DRS Wins $841 Million US Army Combat Computing Contract
MFoCS II (Image: Leonardo DRS)

Leonardo DRS, has won a $841.3 million contract to produce the next-generation of US Army mission command computing systems called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) II.

The system will support the US Army’s current modernization strategy for tactical platforms, including ground combat vehicles and command posts, the company said in a statement Thursday.

The five-year contract, with options for additional years, was awarded by the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) on behalf of US Army Program Manager, Mission Command and US Army Program Executive Office – Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T).

The MFoCS II family of systems will support the continued fielding and upgrades of the Army’s Joint Battle Command – Platform (JBC-P) and features critical system capability upgrades, cybersecurity improvements, and multi-touch displays.  In addition, there are enhancements of the platform computing server as the Army continues to improve the JBC-P systems used for tactical situational awareness and global “Blue Force Tracking” and In-Transit Visibility logistics tracking.

The DRS MFoCS system retains key components and features of the first generation MFoCS platform, including a dismountable tablet, an expandable rugged platform computer and 12”, 15” and 17” sunlight readable rugged displays. 

MFoCS II provides a common family of interoperable network computing and touch-screen display products designed to provide cost-effective commercial off-the-shelf technology with the mission-critical reliability needed to enable platform-centric tactical mission command. 

Under this MFoCS II contract, Leonardo DRS will provide the Army with dismountable tablets, processor units, docking stations, keyboard units, interconnecting cables, and multiple sizes of ruggedized sunlight-readable multi-touch-screen display units. 

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