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CHS-4: Up to $3.7b more Electronics and IT from General Dynamics

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(click to view full) In late August 2011, General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc. received the Command Hardware Systems-4 contract, as a follow-on to its CHS-3 and CHS-2 work from 1995-2011. Items covered under this maximum 5-year, $3.7 billion contract include rugged local area networks (LAN), server platforms, communication gateways, routers, laptops, faxes and various ancillary equipment including vehicle mounts, cables, and operational transit cases. The military can also order system integration, product-testing services, end user support and program management. CHS-4 is a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, level-of-effort, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract, so it may not spend all $3.7 billion between now and Aug 26/16. The 10-year CHS-3 contract, issued in 2003, is actually still in force; this will allow for parallel orders, as was also the case for CHS-2 and CHS-3.

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