[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

LGS Innovations, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent that exclusively serves the U.S. Federal Government, has been awarded a contract worth just over $49 million to upgrade the U.S. Army’s Main Communications Facility (MCF) in Southwest Asia.

The MCF, designed as a state-of-the-art commercial communications operations center, will serve as the central information systems hub for the region.

The MCF will house 9,000 square feet of usable equipment room space and will be capable of multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuits transported over copper, fiber, satellite, or terrestrial Line of Sight (LOS) radios.