The US Department of Defense has awarded a lifecycle management and sustainment contract, valued at $137m, to BAE Systems.

The contract is in support of the US Navy’s command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems.

Under the contract, the company will be responsible for offering post-fielding support and sustainment, in-service engineering, and logistical support.

On-site end-users at various US Government facilities will benefit from a range of technical upgrades and cyber hardening services provided by BAE.

BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions vice-president and general manager Lisa Hand said: “Our deep C5ISR sustainment experience, skilled workforce, and in-place resources positioned us well to recompete for this important work.

“With our deep mission understanding and dedicated experts, we continue to help our military customers adapt and maintain a tactical edge.

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“Warfighters will benefit from high system availability and increased capability to solve complex problems.”

The contract has a period of performance of five years.

In addition, the contract requires the company to provide training to military personnel and help them get familiarised with the functional elements and capabilities of the C5ISR systems.

C5ISR are integrated and networked systems that enhance decision-making and situational awareness for the military operators.

The US Navy has deployed the integrated C5ISR systems to military installations at home and overseas.