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FBCB2

Comtech Mobile to Support FBCB2 Systems

April 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, Germantown, Maryland, was awarded a $25,425,000 firm-fixed-price contract for services supporting the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) systems. The company was also awarded a $21,125,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation, fielding, and repair services in support of the L-band communication aspects of the FBCB2 systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity on both awards.

DRS Supports Force XXI Battle Command Systems

October 7, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Tactical Systems Incorporated, Melbourne, Florida, was awarded a $248,260,000 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of installation kits to support the electrical and mechanical interfaces between the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below systems and the vehicle platform. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DRS to Meet Urgent Need for Battle Command Systems

June 15, 2011
By George Seffers

DRS Tactical Systems Incorporated, Melbourne, Florida, was recently awarded an $85 million contract modification for the procurement of urgent and bridging quantities for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below computer systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

ViaSat Receives $477 Million Blue Force Tracking Contract

August 4, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat has announced a $477 million U.S. Army contract to supply the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity, low-latency Blue Force Tracking equipment as part of the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Program.

ViaSat Receives $37 Million Blue Force Tracking Conract from U.S. Army

July 26, 2010
By George Seffers

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, California, was recently awarded a $37.6 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide blue force tracking 2 (BFT-2) for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2).  BFT-2 is the next generation of the BFT transceiver/network. With BFT-2, FBCB2 will have the capability to upgrade position reports in seconds rather than minutes, thousands of platforms will share a single satellites channel, resulting in reduced recurring cost, and icons on a computer screen will more accurately represent a vehicle's location. U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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