The US Navy has awarded a contract to Serco to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Testing, Integration and Installation (CTII) services.

The CTII indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity multiple award contract was awarded by the US Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWARSYSCOM).

With a potential value of $608m, the contract has a base ordering period of five years and an option for an additional three years.

Task orders will include delivering shipboard services to the Program Executive Office (PEO) C4I, Carrier and Air Integration Program Office (PMW 750) at the Test and Integration Facility Complex in Charleston, SC.

These services will also be delivered aboard ships primarily at Pascagoula, Newport News and Norfolk shipyards.

The contract is intended to support US Navy shipbuilding programmes that require integrated C4I capabilities.

Besides providing communications for maritime operations and flight safety, the integrated capabilities will also ensure extended tactical horizon for a command or ship.

In addition, the capabilities can provide threat warnings and tactical threat analysis, while also providing the capability to target the indicated threat entities.

Serco chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino said: “We are excited that the Navy selected Serco to support the integration of C4I Systems of Systems aboard new ships. We are proud of the maritime services Serco has been providing the Navy for nearly three decades.”

Pursuant to the contract terms, Serco will perform activities such as systems and design engineering, configuration management, platform C4I testing, production/integration, quality assurance and platform logistics support