The US Navy has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications to provide systems engineering and technical support services.

Under the $187.4m contract, the company will provide a wide range of services, including systems engineering and integration, avionics, software and air vehicle technology insertion, environmental engineering, programme performance and engineering assessment, analysis and planning.

The five-year contract has been awarded to L-3’s command and control systems and software (C2S2) division.

L-3 Communications C2S2 president John Medea said the contract would support the navy’s programmes over their entire life cycle – from systems design to reclamation and disposal.