BAE Systems has received a contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) to develop a design prototype for a new Wargaming Center at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.

The contract for the new centre is valued at around $19m.

BAE Systems will be responsible for the integration of advanced technologies into the prototype, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive data analytics.

These are expected to offer improved metrics and training on different wargaming processes.

BAE Systems has worked with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Wargaming Division since 2010 with wargame planning, preparation, execution, and assessment.

The understanding of the mission of the Marine Corps has helped BAE Systems to support the wargaming processes and to identify ways where technology will benefit marines to boost capabilities.

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BAE Systems Intelligence Solutions business vice-president and general manager Peder Jungck said: “We will build on our experience supporting the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Wargaming Division and partner with a diverse team of digital technology experts to produce an advanced prototype to help train an efficient, precise, and consistent force capable of fighting future wars in multiple domains.

“This prototype will integrate big data and advanced analytics in a secure Cloud environment for future wargaming design and assessments.”

Earlier this week, BAE Systems received a contract worth $83.5m to modernise the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81).