CGI to support US Navy's $2.5bn CANES programme


CGI Group's US operating subsidiary CGI Federal has been selected by the US Navy to support the $2.5bn consolidated afloat network enterprise services (CANES) programme for the next eight years.

In addition to enabling CGI to compete for individual delivery orders over the fixed term, the latest indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract involves the delivery of management and enterprise IT services in a single, integrated network for US Navy vessels.

CGI Federal senior vice-president Timothy Hurlebaus said: "CGI brings a depth of real-world experience to CANES as a result of supporting navy customers for decades.

"We welcome the opportunity to deliver for the navy on this visible, mission-critical programme."

"We welcome the opportunity to deliver for the navy on this visible, mission-critical programme."

As part of the deal, CGI has been assured of one contract worth less than $10m.

Other firms involved in the programme include DRS Laurel Technologies, BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, General Dynamics C4 Systems, Global Technical Systems, Northrop Grumman Systems, and Serco.

CANES aims to install common infrastructure for several command, control, intelligence and logistics applications, while replacing a range of legacy and standalone computing networks.

Designed to build a modernised C4ISR architecture, the programme will modernise and update shipboard network systems for enhanced interoperability and affordability across the fleet.

CANES will deliver its capabilities within a single complete system, establishing the required infrastructure that facilitates well-timed information exchange among tactical, support and administrative users, as well as applications and information technology platforms.

In addition, the new system will boost operational effectiveness and improve sailors' on-board quality of life.