Jacobs Engineering Group has been awarded a $427m contract to provide test and evaluation / training threat / target systems (T4S) for warfighter training and debriefing systems to the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD).

The contract has a base period of performance of five years.

Under the contract, Jacobs will assist NAWCWD in its efforts to research, develop, deliver, sustain and upgrade its threat systems, including range instrumentation equipment; range command and control equipment; and data routing, storage and display equipment.

"We are proud to continue our longstanding work with the navy."

Additionally, the company will provide software which will be used for pre-deployment aircrew warfighter training, as well as for testing and evaluation of weapon systems.

Jacobs aerospace and technology senior vice-president Darren Kraabel said: "We are proud to continue our longstanding work with the Navy.

"Jacobs has provided combat environment simulation support for the Navy and Department of Defense test and evaluation and training for more than 14 years through consecutive contract awards.

"With this new contract, Jacobs continues to provide systems engineering services to determine and deliver components for complex simulated combat environments in support of combat training systems."

Work under the contract will be carried out at NAWCWD, China Lake, California, US, and is scheduled to be completed in May 2021.

In February this year, the US Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) contracted Jacobs to provide communications training services to Marine Raiders combat personnel.