Technology solutions provider Black Box has received an award to upgrade the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) existing telecommunication network architecture and systems to a high-availability Unified Communications solution at MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, US.

The contract is a part of USMC’s BTI Camp Lejeune Project, and has been awarded by the USMC Systems Command Base Telecommunications Infrastructure (BTI) Program Office.

The project intends to improve command and control, communications, computing, and intelligence (C4I) capability sets across all the Marine Corps bases.

"We are honoured to support the Marine Corps as their trusted partner."

Under the $17.9m contract, Black Box will engineer, furnish, install, secure, and test the communications, network, and collaboration infrastructure at Camp Lejeune.

Black Box government solutions vice-president Jeff Murray said: “We are honoured to support the Marine Corps as their trusted partner in upgrading and expanding their Unified Communications based C4I capability at Camp Lejeune.

“We look forward to helping the marines improve the C4I mission environment at Camp Lejeune as we have done globally for the Marine Corps and other MILDEP’s over the past 30 years.”

Black Box is expected to use its value-based solution approach to address the technical requirements as well as its experience of providing fully integrated unified communication (UC) capabilities and solutions for the marines and other US Defence Department organisations across the world.