EDS today confirmed that its ATLAS Consortium has been selected as the preferred bidder for the first “increment” of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) Defence Information Infrastructure Future DII (F) project.
Increment one is estimated at £2.3 billion over 10 years, representing EDS’ single largest contract win since 2002. Further increments of work are expected to follow in due course, following MoD evaluation of Increment 1.
The DII (F), which will consolidate numerous existing information networks into a single next-generation infrastructure, is an integral component of the
EDS says the network will provide seamless interaction between headquarters, battlefield support and the front line, linking about 150,000 desktop terminals and 300,000 users in approximately 2,000 locations.
“We’ll apply the commercial, technical and operational lessons we’ve learned through our work with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to deliver a superior next-generation infrastructure to the Ministry of Defence and significant value to
EDS and its subcontractors, Fujitsu Services, EADS Defence and Security Systems, General Dynamics and LogicaCMG, expect to finalise the contract within the next 30 days and begin work in April.