General Dynamics UK has been awarded £135 million contract from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to provide enhanced Bowman tactical communications systems to the British Armed Forces.

The BCIP5.6 contract will allow for the Bowman tactical communications equipment currently used by the British military to receive a series of enhancements and upgrades. These include the roll-out of approximately 12,000 new data terminals and an updated version of the battle management system.

The Bowman system has been developed and integrated by General Dynamics UK into more than 15,000 vehicles of the British Army, together with headquarters, ships and helicopters. The enhanced equipment will be delivered, beginning in 2018, and will support an increased operational tempo.

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