Perspecta has secured a position on a seven-year US Navy cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration programme.

The multiple-award, follow-on contract was awarded by the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific).

The contract includes a three-year base period worth $303m and two additional two-year options.

If NIWC Pacific exercises all options, the total contract value could reach up to $740m.

The programme will examine the architecture, engineering, functionality, interface, and interoperability of navy cyberspace operations systems.

Perspecta will provide operational exercise design and construction, analysis of operations and requirements, as well as concept and development services.

The company will also be responsible for feasibility demonstrations and operational and technical support services.

Perspecta defence business group senior vice-president and general manager Jeff Bohling said: “When you combine decades of experience on navy programmes and systems with a deep-rooted heritage of advanced engineering capabilities and add an unmatched portfolio of innovative cyber solutions, you get Perspecta.

“We are honoured to be selected to this programme, and are excited to extend our longstanding support of NIWC Pacific and broaden the capabilities we bring the fleet.”

The company will perform all contract work in San Diego, California, US.

In November last year, Perspecta received a $485m contract extension from the navy under the next-generation enterprise networks (NGEN) programme.

The company will continue to provide information technology and network security services until May next year.