Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Wins $79 Million US Army Logistics Support Contract
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a contract to provide field engineering services in support of development, operations and training for the U.S. Army’s Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3) Total Logistics Support program. The three-year contract, valued at up to $79 million, was awarded to Tapestry by prime contractor Raytheon Network Centric Systems of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Tapestry will provide software upgrades, field services, 24/7 help-desk support and training for BCS3, a logistics command-and-control tool that provides information via Web services to commanders and warfighters in the field. BCS3 was developed by Tapestry for the Army and is currently used in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Europe and the United States.
"Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Army and firsthand product knowledge will reduce software development time to improve the system's functionality and provide faster fielding of system updates," said Mike Spencer, Tapestry Solutions senior director of Business Development. "In addition, our field service engineers will use their extensive experience with BCS3 live operations to enhance the realism of BCS3 simulations and other training tools."
Tapestry also will facilitate a seamless, phased movement of the BCS3 enterprise production and test server environments to new facilities.
"With the award of this contract, Tapestry remains at the forefront of Battle Command programs, allowing us to continue to set the standard for delivering outstanding field support and training to the warfighter," said Russ Clark, Tapestry Solutions senior director of Operations, Training and Support. "This contract is an example of the trust and confidence our customers have in our proven technology and applied expertise to support them at home and abroad."
Boeing's Tapestry Solutions is a leading innovator of custom software development, training, consulting and support services to the U.S. military, civil government and the private sector. Tapestry specializes in Logistics Command and Control (LogC2) and cutting-edge modeling and simulation solutions.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $34 billion business with 68,000 employees worldwide.
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