General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) U.K. armÂ has received a potential $411.8 million contract from the BritishÂ defense ministry toÂ design and develop a tactical communication and information system.
The award is the first contract issued underÂ the MORPHEUS program that aims to modernize the command-and-control networks of the U.K.’s armed forces, General Dynamics said Thursday.
The company willÂ implement the Evolve to OpenÂ architectural approach in an effort to help transform the British armed forces’Â Bowman tactical communication systemÂ into an open, modularÂ platform.
TheÂ U.K. army will use the new system to plan, deploy, manage and monitor communications and information as well asÂ integrate new radios, applications and other system components.
General Dynamics was awardedÂ a contract to build the Bowman systemÂ in 2001.