PAE has received a contract from the US Navy to offer support services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Atlantic Test Range and Atlantic Targets and Marine Operations Division, at the Naval Air Station in Maryland, US.

Under the $359m cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, PAE will deliver a range of support services including system operations, laboratory and field testing, marine operations and target support services, engineering, range sustainability, maintenance, data reduction and analysis.

"We are honoured to continue our partnership with the navy at Pax River."

PAE CEO John Heller said: "We are honoured to continue our partnership with the navy at Pax River.

"The enduring mission at the Pax River range is critical to ensuring our nation’s readiness and effectiveness, and PAE is proud to support this national security asset and further its leadership role in the test and training marketplace."

The company’s full-spectrum services are aimed at delivering realistic testing environments on land, sea and in the air, as well as in remote and challenging spots.

Currently, PAE is supporting four key test and training ranges in the US, including the Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE), the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) and the Atlantic Test Range and Targets and Marine Operations Division (Pax River).

The company, together with its Aerospace Testing Alliance joint venture, offers support services to the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold Air Force Base and also serves the UK’s National Training Estates Programme (NTEP) through its Landmarc joint venture.

Defence Technology