The US Navy has awarded a $349m contract to Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) to continue providing support for the afloat and ashore Tactical Networks (TACNET).

The contract has a performance period of five years and will allow SAIC to execute in-service engineering agent (ISEA) functions to support TACNETs.

Over the extended course of contract, the company will deliver a wide range of integrated logistics, management, technical, configuration management, engineering as well as life cycle support services to support the afloat and ashore TACNETs.

SAIC will also provide support services for the US Navy’s command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems.

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SAIC Defence & Civilian Sector president Bob Genter said: “Our expertise in network engineering, modernisation, sustainment and logistics positions us to provide long-term support to the US Navy for afloat and ashore networks.

“We have provided services to this programme for decades and are excited to help Navy continue its IT modernisation and transformation initiatives.”

According to a US Department of Defense (DoD) announcement, the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will specifically support the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific.

As ISEA, the company will provide the required technical and engineering support to NIWC, including network information assurance accreditation and design analysis.

Work also involves SAIC to deliver sustainment services for the already fielded systems by performing system upgrades, end-of-life replacement, onsite repair and system analysis for ensuring that the TACNETs are working at their peak capabilities.

Around 70% of the associated work will be carried out from San Diego, California, while the remaining will be conducted from other places outside continental US.

In August 2022, SAIC secured a similar contract to support and maintain network components and services for the NIWC Pacific Shore Networks Branch.