The US Army has awarded a $24.5m contract to CACI International to extend airborne, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR) ground station support to the army product manager aerial common sensor.

Under the three-year contract, the company will install its intelligence system on a specially modified aircraft to collect and process intelligence data and transfer it to ground locations for further processing, analysis and dissemination.

CACI president Bill Fairl said the company will provide the AISR technical requirements, critical deadlines, and required skill sets to help the army deliver accurate and timely intelligence for the protection of troops.

The contract has been awarded under the army’s strategic services sourcing (S3), bringing the total amount of the CACI’s S3 awards to over $2bn for AISR ground station support.