ILS-INC was awarded a start-of-work subcontract from the DCS Corporation to provide technical manuals for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Digital Backbone program.

The DCS Corporation is supporting the Digital Backbone of the U.S. Army MRAP vehicle program. The Digital Backbone is a system segment of the MRAP Family of Vehicles (FOV).

The MRAP mission is supported by three categories of vehicle variants. The Category I variants support small unit combat operations in urban or confined areas, Category II variants provide ground logistics support operations, and Category III variants support mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) clearing operations.

The role and purpose of the Digital Backbone is to combine various Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems into a cohesive and integrated solution. The Digital Backbone adapts and tailors each MRAP vehicle to specific mission requirements and provides protected ground mobility while operating in a multi-threat environment. Functional capabilities of the MRAP Digital Backbone suite include options for Situational Awareness, Surveillance, Communications, Survivability Defense, Protective Countermeasures, and Lethality.

The DCS Corporation is providing the Digital Backbone capabilities on the Caiman (Category I), MaxxPro (Category I), Cougar (Category I), RG-31 (Category I), and RG-33 (Category II) MRAP vehicles.