McKean Defense Group has received the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWCPAC) command, control, communications, computers (C4) intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) shore platform contract.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract has a base value of $56.3m with a ceiling of $249m.

The eight-year contract will be executed by the company’s business unit, McKean’s Cabrillo Technologies.

Under the contract, tasks to be covered by McKean will include project management, testing, maintenance, drafting, technical integration, administration, engineering, logistics, and facilities.

The services are for software and hardware of new and existing C4ISR systems and networks.

Specifically, the company will focus on management, research, development test and evaluation (RDT&E) engineering studies, simulation and war game support, C4ISR and systems design.

It will also provide operations and maintenance support and software development for a variety of systems.

Work will be executed in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region and Navy Region Southwest and locations outside the continental US.

McKean Defense CEO Joseph Carlini said: “This win expands our installation, network and security engineering support portfolio to the Pacific Rim region.

“With our teammates, we demonstrated a low-risk and technically complete solution for these critical physical and cybersecurity requirements.”

Carlini added: “We look forward to working with our native Hawaiian industry partners during the contract execution, and our local teammates who enhance the McKean Defense corporate experience.”

The contract work will mostly meet the requirements of the US Navy.