Countermine contract for BAE Systems

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a $34m modification to its Ground Standoff Mine Detection System-Future Combat Systems (GSTAMIDS-FCS) System Development and Demonstration contract.


The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a $34m modification to its Ground Standoff Mine Detection System-Future Combat Systems (GSTAMIDS-FCS) System Development and Demonstration contract, bringing the total value to $94m.



The company was selected in 2004 to develop the integrated system for mine detection, marking, reporting, and neutralisation to be fielded on an Army robotic countermine vehicle.



‘This additional effort will closely align the GSTAMIDS schedule and products with the Army’s Future Combat Systems requirements to ensure that the technology will be ready to protect our soldiers,’ said Scott Beachy, BAE Systems’ GSTAMIDS program manager in Austin, Texas.



BAE Systems is prime contractor for GSTAMIDS, a countermine mission package that, when fielded on the FCS Multipurpose Utility/Logistic Equipment (MULE) vehicle, forms the MULE-Countermine. MULE-Countermine is an assured-mobility system within Future Combat Systems.



The contract is managed by the Army Project Manager for Close Combat Systems in partnership with the US Army Engineer School, Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command, and Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command.



BAE Systems is performing the work along with key subcontractors NIITEK, DE Technologies, and KDI Precision Products.