iGov has received a tactical air control party mobile communications system (TACP-MCS) delivery order from the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).
Valued at around $52m, the order requires the company to modify high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) for tactical air control party users.
Work under the contract includes outfitting HMMWVs with software and systems for critical voice, data, and video communications.
It will be carried out at iGov’s facility in Tampa, Florida, with planned completion in January 2021.
Using mobile communications system, joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) will be able to control close air support (CAS) aircraft from the safety of an armoured vehicle while coordinating and conducting joint CAS missions.
iGov business development vice-president Chuck Reiche said: “The Air Force Battle Management Directorate made it pretty clear that they desired a mature solution.
“We reviewed and worked with several large OEMs to ensure our ability to leverage the right products to meet the government’s technical and business requirements.
"Our partnership with Harris Communication Systems was a critical element, as their radio and intercom products were absolutely the right components.”
Personnel at AFLCMC are responsible for total life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems.
iGov has been supporting tactical C4 Systems for SOCOM and the Marine Corps in the US since 2004.
Image: The inside of an HMMWV. Photo: courtesy of iGov.