CACI International has secured a prime position on a multiple-award engineering and acquisition contract awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

Under the $249m indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, CACI will analyse and provide initiatives to improve effectiveness, efficiency and affordability in ship design, manufacturing and lifecycle support.

The four-year Systems Level Cost Analysis with Total Ownership Cost Modeling contract (CATOC) will be provided with mission expertise.

This contract will focus on providing maximum cost savings to the US Navy.

The services will help the navy address emerging threats, increase readiness, and achieve savings across its shipbuilding plan.

By leveraging commercial shipbuilding practices and acquisition models, CACI engineers and analysts will deliver the savings as per the contract.

As an example, CACI engineers plan to leverage their digital twin shipyard production model, and continuous improvement repair programme.

The adapted commercial-off-the-shelf technical solutions will also be used to improve efficiencies.

Additionally, the US Navy data management and acquisition forecasting techniques will be modernised by CACI.

CACI president and CEO John Mengucci said: “CACI is uniquely positioned to provide the expertise the Naval Sea Systems Command needs to achieve its goals of building a larger fleet at a lower cost.”

CACI executive chairman and Board chairman Dr J P London said: “The US Navy is CACI’s longest-standing customer, and we look forward to helping the fleet maintain its technical and tactical advantages.”

In April last year, CACI secured a place on the US Navy’s Cyber Mission Engineering IDIQ contract. The multiple-award contract had a shared ceiling of $898m, with the potential to increase to $962m if all options are exercised.