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TMCNet:  LGS Innovations to Upgrade U.S. Army Main Communications Facility in Southwest Asia

[February 25, 2013]

LGS Innovations to Upgrade U.S. Army Main Communications Facility in Southwest Asia

Feb 25, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- LGS Innovations, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, announced it has been awarded a contract worth $49 million to upgrade the U.S. Army's Main Communications Facility in Southwest Asia.

According to a release, the MCF, designed as a commercial communications operations center, will serve as the central information systems hub for the region.

The MCF will house 9,000 square feet of usable equipment room space and will be capable of multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuits transported over copper, fiber, satellite, or terrestrial Line of Sight (LOS) radios.

"LGS deploys the most advanced, state-of-the-art communications technologies available to both defense and civilian organizations," said LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly. "This opportunity to upgrade and modernize such a mission critical piece of infrastructure for the U.S. Army will not only support our military and warfighters abroad, but will also help the Federal Government to continue to provide for homeland security and overcome future overseas communications challenges." LGS was selected as the exclusive contractor to engineer, furnish, install, test, and secure the Army's network, transmission, and voice infrastructure in Southwest Asia as part of the Department of Defense's IMOD initiative.

The company has also been tasked to execute a critical cutover of transmission circuits as well as design, develop, furnish, and install a virtualized infrastructure to accommodate the migration of servers and their applications from existing facilities to the MCF.

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