US military awards new RFID contract to Unisys

Unisys has won a new radio frequency identification (RFID) contract with the US military to improve its supply chain.

Unisys has won a radio frequency identification (RFID) contract with the US military to improve its supply chain.

The contract with the US Department of Defence (DoD) is worth around £14.7m over a year, with further three one-year options on the table which could boost the value up to £57m, said Unisys.

Unisys began working with the DoD on RFID technology 13 years ago, to maintain and enhance an in-transit visibility system for supplies using RFID.

Greg Baroni, senior vice president of Unisys Federal Systems, said “War fighters labour in austere circumstances and environments. Unisys, with partners L-3 Communications TMSD and WFI Government Services, is proud to support our soldiers globally with this network.”
Unisys currently tracks around 125,000 shipments of supplies each week, including ammunition, food/rations and water, medical supplies, vehicles, vehicle parts and aircraft, using RFID tags.

Fixed and handheld readers send and receive radio signals to and from the tags. Because data written to each tag is replicated among five servers, users worldwide have access to the same information on each item.

US army suppliers to use RFID technology >>

Comment on this article:



Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on Wireless networking

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.




  • Passive Python Network Mapping

    In this excerpt from chapter two of Passive Python Network Mapping, author Chet Hosmer discusses securing your devices against ...

  • Protecting Patient Information

    In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data ...

  • Mobile Security and Privacy

    In this excerpt from chapter 11 of Mobile Security and Privacy, authors Raymond Choo and Man Ho Au discuss privacy and anonymity ...