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ARMY AWARDS $27 MILLION FOLLOW-ON TO HUGHES FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

ARMY AWARDS $27 MILLION FOLLOW-ON TO HUGHES FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM
 FULLERTON, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army has awarded Hughes Aircraft Co. a $27 million contract modification to provide digital radios, engineering services and maintenance support for the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System.
 The award, which is an Option Two modification to an existing low- rate initial production contract, brings the overall value of production on the system under way at Hughes at more than $230 million. Hughes is a subsidiary of GM Hughes Electronics.
 Commanders use the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System's common data base of friendly positions to provide situational awareness on the dynamic air/land battlefield. Commanders also have the capability to use the system's navigational services to direct units in real-time command and control, resulting in enhanced troop safety as they maneuver on the battlefield.
 Because of the system's built-in capability to display to the commander the precise location of his friendly forces, the system helps prevent casualties from friendly fire.
 The Enhanced Position Location Reporting System is a major component of the Army's Data Distribution System, the service's battlefield digital communications network that links together the Army's Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS).
 The system links together elements that support the Army's five primary battlefield functional areas including maneuver control, air defense, fire support, intelligence/electronic warfare and combat service support.
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 /CONTACT: Dan Reeder of Hughes Aircraft, 714-732-4631/ CO: Hughes Aircraft Co. ST: California IN: ARO SU: CON


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