November 20, 2017
Aguilar Announces $88.6 Million Army Contract for Rancho Cucamonga’s General Micro Systems
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that General Micro Systems (GMS), a Rancho Cucamonga-based technology company, was awarded a contract worth $88.6 million with the US Army. As a result of the contract, GMS will provide the Army with critical technology such as the new S402-LC/SW server and rugged display system. This technology, used to assist soldiers as they attempt to detect landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is designed to withstand extreme conditions and will help keep our troops safe while deployed in hostile areas.
“General Micro Systems has been a staple in the Inland Empire for over 35 years, and has played a major role in supporting our military,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “I am proud to announce this contract, which will go a long way toward supporting jobs here in the Inland Empire while keeping our service members safe overseas.”
“Technology that will keep America’s soldiers safe while hunting land mines was co-developed with the Army and designed and built by GMS right here in the Rancho Cucamonga area,” said Ben Sharfi, CEO, General Micro Systems. “Older technology simply couldn’t process video images fast enough or clearly enough. It’s like the most realistic video game ever, one that needs the absolute latest, greatest computing technology—because lives depend upon it.”
Rep. Aguilar is committed to finding ways to ensure that the Inland Empire economy benefits from federal funding opportunities. Earlier this year, he announced that two students at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) had received scholarships as part of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP). The program was funded through an amendment Rep. Aguilar made to H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 in order to help train Inland Empire students for 21st century jobs.