The US Department of Defense has awarded a contract to Engility Holdings to develop and execute simulation-based war games for the US Navy’s Pacific Theatre forces, as part of efforts to support tactical warfare training.

The $34.9m cost plus fixed-fee award, which is a follow-on to the existing contract, will have a one-year base performance period and includes four option years.

Pacific Theatre forces include the Tactical Training Group Pacific, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific and Tactical Training Group Pacific Detachment, Yokosuka, Japan.

Engility president and CEO Tony Smeraglinolo said: "This is Engility’s most significant war gaming support contract.

"This is Engility’s most significant war gaming support contract."

"This win is a result of our team’s outstanding past performance combined with a 27-year relationship with the navy’s Pacific Fleet."

As part of the contract, the company will use command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems to develop scenarios, configure training spaces and replicate world environments.

The modelling and simulation systems include joint semi-automated forces (JSAF) and marine air ground task force (MAGTF) tactical warfare simulation.

The company will configure and manage databases, networks, C4I systems, and interfaces between the simulations alongside conducting role-playing exercises with the forces and interacting with the training audience during war game execution.

Work will be carried out at Point Loma and Coronado, California, US, and Yokosuka, Japan.