The Army has selected both Palantir and BAE Systems for a potential seven-year $823.3 million deal to compete for orders to support its battle command intelligence system.

Under the firm-fixed price contract, awarded on Tuesday evening, both companies will seek opportunities to update and replace parts on the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A).

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The Army released a solicitation notice for the DCGS-A support contract last July and received six total bids, according to the Pentagon.

This is Palantir’s second deal for DCGS-A, after the company was selected alongside Raytheon [RTN] in March 2018 for an $876 million deal to provide data management services for the ISR system (Defense Daily, March 9, 2018). 

Palantir successfully sued the Army in 2016 allowing the company to compete for DCGS-A work, challenging the service’s assertion that its commercial data management system would not meet the program’s technical requirements (Defense Daily, Oct. 31 2016). 

DCGS-A is the Army’s system to manage intelligence operations on the battlefield and visualize data collected from tactical sensors.