The US Navy has awarded a contract worth a possible $3.4bn to HP Enterprise Services to provide information technology support services.

Under the contract, HP will consolidate around 6,000 networks from the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet, the world’s largest internal computer network, according to Reuters.

HP said the support services being delivered will help the Navy transition to a next-generation enterprise network without interrupting the ongoing operations or security.

Work under the initial $27m contract is scheduled to be complete by 30 September and will continue until July 2015 for a total of $3.4bn if all the options are exercised.

Complete work will be carried out at around 2,500 locations including bases, camps, posts, stations, offices and single-seat storefronts in the US, Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, Puerto Rico and Cuba.