ARLINGTON, VA, June 7, 2018 -- Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract worth up to $841.3 million to produce the next-generation of U.S. Army mission command computing systems called the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) II. The system will support the U.S. Army’s current modernization strategy for tactical platforms, including ground combat vehicles and command posts.
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 U.S. 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 significant performance 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.
“We are very proud to have been selected, once again, to continue delivering MFoCS systems to the U.S. Army’s PM Mission Command. As the service embarks on accelerated modernization efforts, we know that our proven platform-based capabilities serve as a critical enabler of Army Mission Command and the Army Network,” said Jerry Hathaway, vice president and general manager of the DRS Land Electronics business. “MFoCS II was designed to meet the demanding requirements of mission-critical reliability in the most demanding environments combined with robust security enhancements to ensure trusted performance today and into the future,” Hathaway said.
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. Enhanced processing capabilities will enable Mounted Common Operating Environment capability convergence as the vehicle network integrates multiple sensor inputs, internal and external communications and multiple current and future software applications.
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. This five year contract with an additional five option years will be performed at the Leonardo DRS facility located in Melbourne, Florida.
For more information about the Mounted Family of Computer Systems, visit www.LeonardoDRS.com/MFoCS.
About Leonardo DRS
Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in a wide range of electro-optical/infrared systems, naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide. See the full range of capabilities at www.leonardodrs.com and on Twitter @drstechnologies.