Advanced Systems and Software Engineering Technologies (ASSET) has received a new contract to provide integration and support services for different aircraft operated by the US Navy.

ASSET, based in Ridgecrest, California, is a joint venture between DCS and New Directions Technologies (NDTI).

The contract, called ‘Weapons and Systems Integration Support Services V’ (WSISS V), has been awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s (NAWCWD) aircraft integrated product teams.

It has an estimated value of approximately $292m and will continue for a period of next five years.

The WSISS V contract requires ASSET to deliver a wide range of support services, including analysis, systems engineering, logistics, research, development, configuration and data management.

The set of services provided by the company will further support the NAWDWD team in the development, integration, evaluation, assessment as well as fielding of upgraded and new systems/capabilities onto the US Navy’s aircraft.

The air assets primarily include F-35 Lightning II aircraft, F/A-18 Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler aircraft, AV-8B Harrier II Plus fighter and attack aircraft and AH-1/UH-1 rotorcraft along with some uncrewed aerial systems.

Work under this contract will be carried out China Lake and Point Mugu in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and other US continental locations.

ASSET directors board chairman and president and NDTI CEO Cedric Knight said: “Together with our mentor firm, DCS, we will extend our successful 15-year partnership to provide the exceptional support the Navy has come to expect of us.”

Apart from ASSET, the WSISS V contract will also be supported by two other California-based firms INQU and NRC.