HP-led group The Atlas Consortium has sealed an $890m (£546m) amendment to its contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The agreement, known as increment 3a, is the next programmed, critical phase of the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) contract.
Atlas is comprised of leader HP Enterprise Services, tier-one partner Fujitsu and partners EADS Defence and Security Systems, General Dynamics and Logica.
Under the terms of the deal, Atlas will provide 42,000 computer terminals operating in the Restricted and Secret domains to the remaining MoD fixed sites to replace outdated legacy systems.
Huw Owen, chief executive of The Atlas Consortium, said: “It is critical to national defence that the MoD and its allies have highly secure and real-time global access to the information they need.
“This latest contract enhancement sends the market a strong message about the trust that the MoD places in Atlas to deliver this critical capability, which is fundamental to realising the MoD’s strategic requirement for a single, integrated information infrastructure.”
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