Army radio system deal goes to ITT

The Army has ordered combat ground and airborne radio systems totaling $239.2 million from ITT Corp.

The 32,000 radios and more than 30,000 power amplifiers and adapters and associated spare parts ordered from ITT were purchased by the Army under the Sincgars Omnibus contract, an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a potential worth of up to $2.5 billion.

The single channel ground and airborne radio system, or SINCGARS, is a combat radio system with voice and data communications capabilities. The system enables soldiers to conduct military operations despite jamming attempts by enemy forces.

More than 310,000 of the systems are deployed in 33 countries around the globe, according to ITT.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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