The US Navy has awarded a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group to provide support services for the Naval Air Warfare Centre Weapons Division’s combat environment simulation (CES) division in China Lake, California.

Under the $241m contract, Jacobs will provide the navy’s CES division with subject matter experts to build, install, integrate and test comprehensive live virtual constructive network-centric warfare training equipment and software-based systems.

The Naval Air Warfare Center weapons division within the Naval Air Systems Command is an organisation responsible for the development of navy weapons.

Work to be carried out by the warfare training equipment experts is expected to be complete by May 2015.

The contract has been awarded by the US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center weapons division’s CES division.