General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has been awarded a contract for the US Army Consolidated Product Line Management Plus (CPM Plus) Program by the Army Contracting Command in Orlando, FL, the company announced on 11 February. CPM Plus is an eight-year, single-award, IDIQ cost-plus fixed-fee/firm-fixed price contract with a ceiling of $883 million (€814.3 million).
Executing the contract will improve the Army’s individual and collective expeditionary training systems at unit home stations and the major Combat Training Centers (CTC), including Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) training sites, live-fire and digital ranges and additional training facilities located worldwide.
“Modernizing the training experience is one of the Army’s six modernization priorities,” said Chris Brady, GDMS President. “This award increases the viability, relevancy, and alignment of the Army’s current live training systems while bridging to the future Synthetic Training Environment [STE] that will be delivered to soldiers worldwide.”
GDMS will focus primarily on the extensive Live Training Transformation (LT2) product line, the Common Training Instrumentation Architecture and the Live Training Engagement Composition for the Project Manager for Soldier Training portfolio within the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI).
The operational focus will be implemented through an agile, capabilities-based organisation to evolve the LT2 Family of Training Systems. The intent is to reduce total ownership cost and operational complexity, to increase technology agility and concurrency and to enable enhanced training effectiveness.
The company’s expanded seamless product line engineering approach will build upon the customer’s investments to extend product line governance, processes and tools supporting new training domains such as Virtual Training Systems and the STE.
CPM Plus is a follow-on contract to CPM Next, which was awarded to General Dynamics in 2015.