National security company Peraton has been awarded a contract to provide mission-ready range instrumentation systems to support the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s (NAWCWD) test and evaluation (T&E) missions.

The five-year single award cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is valued at $33m.

Under the contract, the company will develop and provide telemetry, communications, radar, electro-optical, infrared, weather, power, and range safety systems for potential use in US hypersonic vehicle research and development initiatives.

The company will also be responsible for collecting test data, as well as providing satellite and terrestrial communications.

Peraton chief technology officer Dr Reggie Brothers said: “Our Huntsville-based team of range system engineers, test planners, flight safety experts, and cybersecurity professionals have established themselves as a vital component of US hypersonics T&E infrastructure.

“The company is expected to complete the work in April 2024.”

“We look forward to our continued partnership with NAWCWD in advancing RDT&E to ensure technical superiority in support of our national security.”

Work under the contract will be carried out in Huntsville, Alabama; Camarillo and Point Mugu, California, US.

The company is expected to complete the work in April 2024.

Peraton will also leverage its expertise in fielding unmanned aerial vehicle-based and open ocean range support for Nasa and the US Air Force customers.

The contract will expand NAWCWD’s T&E support on the Mission, Maintenance, Future Requirements (MMFR) programme for range instrumentation systems.

It will also support technology demonstrations and flight test events of the US Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Missile Defense Agency (mda).

Last month, Peraton won a contract to provide unmanned maritime systems support (UMSS) for the US Navy Marine Mammal Systems Engineering Services.