The US Army has awarded COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP (CSC) a task order worth as much as $226m to provide systems engineering, and technical and programme support.

The contract will provide the army with support for communications including transmission systems such as satellite, wireless, fibre optic and microwave.

Under the terms of the task order, CSC will provide a range of support services, including project and technical management, research, design and development, systems engineering and training.

CSC will support a range of projects at various locations worldwide, such as the continental United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany and Korea.

The task order was awarded under contract vehicle originally awarded to CSC in March 2006, and has a one-year base period and two one-year options, bringing the estimated total three-year task order value to $226m.