AUSTIN, Texas --- Boeing and Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Lead Systems Integrator (LSI), announced July 2nd the selection of 15 new industry partners from the United States to participate as the best of industry in this U.S. Army transformational program.
Austin Info Systems, Inc. (AIS) was notified that they had been selected to enter negotiations toward a contract to supply the Situation Understanding (SU) Services for the FCS program. Team AIS is comprised of AIS, Northrop Grumman Information Technology - TASC, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin Orincon Defense, and Sparta.
Dennis A. Muilenburg, Future Combat Systems Program Manager and VP at Boeing stated that AIS's proposal was considered the best value of those submitted and that AIS's innovation, technical expertise, and intellectual capacity will prove integral to achieving the full benefits of the Army transformation. It is our obligation as industry leaders to ensure that FCS achieves Initial Operational Capability in 2010 and provides the revolutionary System of Systems that is such a key component of the transformed Objective Force.
SU is a component of the Command and Control (C2) Domain that contains the services needed to support the war fighter in any role. It gathers the common operational picture data for the scope of that role by employing four levels of intelligence fusion and augmenting that with high fidelity records of mission progress and readiness. It includes timely, relevant and continuous situational awareness of friendly, enemy and neutral elements across the battle space.
In addition to this selection for negotiations, AIS will also support the FCS program as a subcontractor on two other efforts, that were also announced on Wednesday, with General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin Orincon Defense.
AIS is a privately held U.S. company that provides C4I systems.
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