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Army to award multiple contracts for Fires Center support

Ashley Tressel   | August 09, 2018

The Army seeks contractors to provide its Fires Center of Excellence with support for everything from concepts and capabilities to experimentation and wargaming, according to a recent notice.

The FCoE at Ft. Sill, OK, operating under Training and Doctrine Command, develops training and materiel requirements for field artillery and air defense artillery soldiers. The center is now incorporating training for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system and the future Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.

The Army plans to award five firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts worth $15 million each and spanning five years to support the FCoE's mission, according to a draft solicitation issued in June. The service issued a draft request for proposals Aug. 1.

The contractors will, among other tasks, support live, constructive and virtual war games; conduct studies addressing the Army's fires capability gaps; revise existing doctrine and develop new doctrine; review force-structure requirements to support the Total Army Analysis; participate in field exercises and develop training requirements for future fire support systems; perform analyses leading to Capabilities Based Assessments; and monitor intelligence to look for potential threats to fires programs.

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