The Army awarded Black Box Corporation [BBOX] a $22.7 million information technology contract as part of a NATO effort to help build a Ukraine Ministry of Defense cybersecurity capability, the company said Feb. 2.
The contract was awarded by the Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise information Systems (PEO-EIS) office of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for Ukraine’s Defense Ministry in support of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative – Information Technology. The award was made on a best value, tradeoff basis, Black Box said.
The security assistance program is the first of its kind between the U.S. and its NATO allies to help build a joint cybersecurity, command and control, medical, and logistical information systems capability for Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.
Black Box is set to engineer, furnish, indtall, integrate, and test the C4I, medical, and logistics systems for the Ukraine Defense Ministry as part of that country’s efforts to become a full NATO partner, the company said.
“We are honored to support the US Army PEO-EIS and Ukraine Ministry of Defense as their trusted partner in solving complex problems through our combination of information, medical, logistics and command and control solutions,” Jeff Murray, Black Box vice president of Government Solutions, said in a statement.
“We look forward to delivering a fully integrated command level information system that is purpose built to meet mission and operational needs for the US and Ukraine as we have done globally for the US Department of Defense,” he added.
The company highlighted previous European projects that include supporting the U.S. Army Headquarters move to Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Army’s transformation to Unified Communications in Europe.