The US Navy has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide technical and engineering services to its joint special operations response department (JSORD).

Under the $351m contract, the company will provide services including scientific and engineering analysis, test and evaluation, technical data and integrated logistics support, field engineering, and configuration and data management.

Services provided to JSORD will support its sensor and weapon programmes with special importance on electro-optic systems.

JSORD provides the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security with specialised training and support in sensors, communications, mobility, manoeuvrability, and special munitions and weapons.

Work will be carried out at the US Navy facilities in Crane, Indiana.

The five-year contract has been awarded by the US Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center.