Vencore has secured a contract to support the US Navy at its Naval Aviation Strike Planning and Execution Systems programme management office for Cruise Missiles Command and Control (PMA-281).
The company is one of the nine firms that have been selected to perform on this indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multi-award contract valued at $99m.
Currently, the company delivers software development for critical components to support the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC) for the Tomahawk missile system.
Work under this programme includes strike planning, execution, post-mission debrief and theatre mission planning for the Tomahawk cruise missile.
The new contract is also aimed to support strike planning and execution activities for PMA-281.
Vencore president and CEO Mac Curtis said: "We are very pleased to work with the navy to expand the capabilities of one of the best missile programs in the world.
"Vencore’s proven mission-planning software solution supports every aspect of the navy’s complex and critical strike operations."
The new IDIQ multi-award contract will allow contractors to deliver additional capabilities to PMA-281 into its existing and future software development programmes.
Vencore has been providing software development service to navy strike programmes for more than one and half decades. The company will now perform the work under the new contract at its locations in Patuxent River, Maryland, and Campbell, California, US.
PMA-281 is designed to handle the strike planning and execution systems that control the take-off, flight, and operation of aircraft and weapons throughout the navy.
Image: Vencore currently delivers software development for critical components to support the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC). Photo: courtesy of Vencore, Inc.