$363.1M to ITT for U.S. Army SINCGARS Radios
ITT Corp in Fort Wayne, IN won a $363.1 million 24-month-base-firm-fixed-price contract for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), system enhancements and logistics support. ITT will provide 58,000 RT-1523 SINCGARS radios [PDF], 34,800 vehicle adapter assemblies/Internet routers and 34,800 radio frequency amplifiers to the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command.
SINCGARS is the U.S. Army’s current core tactical radio technology, deployed in over 130 military platforms, such as Humvees (HMMWV), Bradley fighting vehicles, and transport trucks…
The RT-1523 radio is designed to provide network data services in both mounted and dismounted configurations. In the mounted role the radio works with the ITT internet controller to provide mobile ad hoc network data services. As a manpack the radio provides a standard interface enabling access to the tactical Internet. Prior to this contract award, ITT had fielded 430,000 SINCGARS radios with the U.S. Army, according to Tim White, public relations manager at ITT Communications Systems.
ITT will perform the work in Fort Wayne, IN with an estimated completion date of June 04/11. Bids were solicited on the Interactive Business Opportunities Page (IBOP) with 2 bids received by the Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center at Fort Monmouth, NJ (W15P7T-09-C-J002).