Force modernisation and digital transformation solutions provider VTG has won a $20m task order to upgrade the US Navy’s Aegis Combat System.

The combat system will be upgraded through the company’s Technical Insertion 16 (TI16) Sustainment, Installation, Procurement, and Engineering Services contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD).

NSWC PHD is a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and an in-service engineering agent (ISEA) for the TI16 suite of equipment.

According to VTG, the TI16 programme is the US Navy’s enterprise approach to upgrade combat systems across the surface fleet, including cruisers and destroyers, as well as aircraft carriers and amphibious vessels.

VTG president and CEO John Hassoun said: “Winning this competitive task order on the TI16 programme is an important milestone for our team and another exciting opportunity to contribute our technical expertise to the navy’s modernisation efforts.

“The Aegis Combat System is vital to defending the navy’s surface fleet and we look forward to leveraging our robust, full lifecycle engineering capabilities in further support of NSWC-PHD and NAVSEA.”

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VTG won a position on the TI16 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract in April last year.

The programme allows the US Navy to bring in the latest commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies and open architecture designs into the service’s combat systems.

The latest task order will see VTG provide engineering and logistics support services to the ‘Air Dominance Department in-service engineering agent mission’.

In September last year, VTG won a single-award prime contract to provide engineering services for the US Navy’s hypersonic strike capability.