SRA International has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to provide mission-critical support for the Military Sealift Command (MSC) information technology (IT) afloat operations.

Under the contract, SRA will continue to provide information technology services for the US Navy’s worldwide fleet.

SRA will also support MSC Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4S) Directorate (N6) in offering technical support services for communications, navigation, electronic, networking, computer and telecommunications systems onboard the MSC fleet.

In addition to delivery of C4S training, the company’s responsibilities include programme management, infrastructure development and support for the Afloat Network Operations Center and the Back-Up Afloat Network Operations Center, logistics and warehouse support, as part of the contract.

SRA International defence group senior vice-president, George Batsakis, said that the company supports the US Navy and the Military Sealift Command by providing critical IT services.

"The company supports the US Navy and the Military Sealift Command by providing critical IT services."

"Under this award, we continue our valuable partnership with MSC enabling operational communications for its high priority missions in the US and around the globe," Batsakis said.

Responsible for a variety of missions including the provision of strategic sealift for the Department of Defense, the MSC provides direct fleet support to the navy combatant fleet and conducts special missions such as operation of ships for Department of Defense components.

The MSC C4S N6 is responsible for MSC C4 systems comprising IT networks and communications worldwide.

If all options are exercised, the three-year contract is valued at $56m.

Defence Technology