General Dynamics awarded contract to produce PROPHET Enhanced systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems was awarded a $296.1 million hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for the production of Prophet Enhanced systems. The Prophet system's primary mission is to provide 24-hour situation development and information superiority to enable the most effective engagement of enemy forces.

General Dynamics awarded contract to produce PROPHET Enhanced systems
PROPHET system mounted on Oshkosh JLTV (Picture source: General Dynamics Mission Systems)

Prophet is a 24-hour, all weather, near-real-time, ground-based, tactical signals intelligence/electronic warfare capability organic to the brigade combat team (BCT), Stryker BCT (SBCT), and battlefield surveillance brigade. Prophet is fielded with Prophet Enhanced sensors and a Prophet Control (PC). 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.

PC/Prophet Analytic Cell (PAC) is the analytical node that tasks the Prophet Enhanced for data collection and reporting. Each PC/PAC contains satellite communications (SATCOM). The PC has Trojan-lightweight integrated telecommunications equipment (T Lite) and PAC has a SATCOM capability set. PC is integrated on an armored M1165 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle and PAC is transported on a trailer.

PROPHET Enhanced has an open architecture, which will allow the U.S. Army to update the system much faster and more efficiently than was possible with earlier versions of the PROPHET. The systems are integrated onto Medium Mine-Protected Vehicles (MMPVs), HMMWVs, and other tactical vehicles.

Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 15, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.