General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) was awarded a $296.1 million U.S. Army contract for the production of Prophet Enhanced systems.
The hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland.
Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2020, according to a U.S. Department of Defense statement announcing the contract award.
AN/MLQ-44A Prophet Enhanced is a dedicated all-weather, 24-hour, near-real-time, ground-based tactical Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) system providing force protection and situational awareness through technologically advanced intelligence support to Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and Expeditionary – Military Intelligence Brigade (E-MIB) commanders. It is the latest version of AN/MLQ-40 Prophet SIGINT/EW system.
One Prophet system is fielded to the multifunctional teams (MfT) with three MfTs per BCT and eight MfTs per E-MIB. Prophet Enhanced systems provide commanders flexible, modular components for their mission.
Prophet provides actionable intelligence, situational understanding, and force protection. It is interoperable on the global signals intelligence enterprise, delivering collected data to common databases for access by the intelligence community. Prophet’s tactical mobility allows supported units to easily reposition its collection capability on the battlefield to support evolving situations.