US soldier

CACI International has been chosen as prime contractor to provide communications and network services to the US Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD).

The five-year multiple-award indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract includes three base years and two options, and a maximum potential value of $497m.

Under the contract, the company will provide research, development and evaluation in support of communications and networks systems under the five S&TCD Division technology areas, including antennas, system engineering, satellite communication, cybersecurity, and communications networks.

CACI chief operating officer and US Operations president John Mengucci said that the work in communications and networking services positions the company to expand its business in the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) market area.

"CACI’s proven technical solutions and programme management methodology offer the US Army the necessary support to keep the troops connected and safe by securing wireless military communications and networking technologies," Mengucci added.

CACI president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "We continue to align our solutions and services with our customers’ missions to safeguard our nation in the face of today’s threats and keep our armed forces informed, equipped, and mission-ready."

Image: A US soldier talks to fellow soldiers through internal communications during rescue hoist training in New Castle County, US. Photo: Staff Sgt Brendan Mackie.

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