EDO awarded $240 million contract for Marine Corps communications system.
The contract was competitively awarded to EDO by the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va. Work is expected to be completed by September 2011. The company has been issued the first delivery order under the contract, for $3.3 million, to initiate the engineering and development phase.
The Transition Switch Module will provide digital voice, data, and video communications to deployed Marine units. It will dynamically allocate bandwidth to handle the demanding needs of net-centric warfare.
TSM will also be a key element in the Marine Corps' transition from legacy tri-service tactical switches to current commercial technology. Another key element of this transition is the Joint Enhanced Core Communication System, or JECCS, which EDO is also producing for the Marine Corps. JECCS will serve as a mobile telecommunications "central office" and connect with Transition Switch Modules to give individual Marines full access to the communications network.
"Integrated battlefield communications is a critical need for our military customers, and an area of expertise at which we excel," said James M. Smith, EDO's chief executive officer.
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|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
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|Date:||Jun 28, 2004|
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