General Dynamics, Sierra Nevada Win Spots on $774M Army Cryptographic Device Procurement Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business and Sierra Nevada have won positions on a potential 10-year, $774.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide soldiers with updated cryptographic key loading devices to help secure joint service network systems.

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Army Contracting Command received five bids for the Next Generation Load Device-Medium program, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

The service will obligate funds and determine work locations upon award of each order and expects work to conclude on Aug. 8, 2031.

The Army asked industry to submit proposals for the NGLD-M contract in November. Under the program, the branch will replace its simple key loader and other legacy fill devices with a National Security Agency Type 1-certified handheld technology to safeguard classified networks at strategic, enterprise and tactical levels against cyber and electronic warfare threats.

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