CACI International has received a two-year, $34m contract from the US Army to continue its support for the advancement of specialised technologies for the night vision and electronic sensors directorate (NVESD).

The contract, awarded under the Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle, sustains CACI’s business in its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) market area.

Under the deal, CACI will offer programme management and systems engineering support for the development and advancement of electro-optical and infrared sensor components, which detect and identify air, sea and ground targets.

"CACI has supported the army’s night vision and electronic sensors directorate for many years and has a keen understanding of its mission."

CACI chief operating officer and president of US Operations John Mengucci said: "CACI’s subject matter experts have the specialised experience and critical understanding necessary to deliver advanced sensor technologies that give our warfighters an operational advantage wherever they serve."

The company’s support services are expected to help increase soldier awareness of threats and adversaries wherever they serve.

CACI president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "CACI has supported the army’s night vision and electronic sensors directorate for many years and has a keen understanding of its mission.

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"This contract continues our dedicated services for this important customer, while enabling technological advancements that all the military services and Department of Defense entities can use to identify and target global threats."

NVESD conducts research and development on advanced night vision and other sensor technologies such as infrared weapon sights and surveillance systems, which improve the effectiveness of armed forces in night time and limited-visibility conditions.

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