GD to support US MCSC’s TIGER CLS programme

26 September 2012 (Last Updated September 26th, 2012 03:40)

The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has placed orders with General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology to provide support services for its total integrated ground equipment readiness contractor logistics support (TIGER CLS) programme.

The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has placed orders with General Dynamics (GD) Information Technology to provide support services for its total integrated ground equipment readiness contractor logistics support (TIGER CLS) programme.

The $94.4m task order has a 42-month base period of performance and has been placed under Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Solutions for the information technology enterprise (SITE) indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract awarded in May 2010.

“We are proud to leverage our IT and logistics expertise, along with our in-depth understanding of military intelligence mission requirements, to reduce long-term costs and deliver secure, reliable communications and information technology capabilities to the widely dispersed Marine Corps organisations."

Under the terms of the deal, GD will support the US MCSC's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems by providing cost-effective technology, logistics and programme management services.

The Marine Corps intelligence units use the C4ISR systems with critical information and communications links among various stakeholders across the globe.

Tom Kirchmaier, General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions division senior vice president and general manager, said that the C4ISR systems were expected to form a significant part of the US Marine Corps intelligence programme and global security as a whole.

"We are proud to leverage our IT and logistics expertise, along with our in-depth understanding of military intelligence mission requirements, to reduce long-term costs and deliver secure, reliable communications and information technology capabilities to the widely dispersed Marine Corps organisations," Kirchmaier added.

Work under the contract will be performed throughout the US at Camp Pendleton in California, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, Dam Neck in Virginia, Tampa in Florida, Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, Stafford in Virginia, as well as Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, Okinawa in Japan and Bahrain.

As well as the contract, the company also provides support services for battlefield information collection and exploitation system (BICES), INSCOM information technology support services (I2TS) and the Air Force distributed common ground system (AF DCGS) programmes.