BAE Systems has been chosen to serve as a prime contractor on Lot 1 of the US Army’s $2.4bn National Cyber Range (NCR) Complex Event Planning, Operations, and Support hybrid contract.

Under the ten-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award contract, BAE will compete for orders in systems testing, cybersecurity integration, range support services, and workforce training.

To operate successfully within a modern battlefield, combat troops require ‘cyber-hardened weapons’ and cyber training.

BAE noted that it will plan and undertake large-scale and multi-site cyber testing, assessment, and training events.

The company plans to use its digital engineering and model-based systems engineering approaches to allow the US Army to quickly track and mitigate cyber risks.

BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions business vice-president and general manager Lisa Hand said: “We look forward to harnessing our digital engineering expertise in integration and testing holistic cyber range environments, as well as training warfighters to operate in highly complex, challenging environments.

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“Our experience in weapon systems, cyber-hardening, cybersecurity, and risk mitigation applications will better prepare warfighters for the future battlefield.”

Recently, BAE Systems agreed to purchase US-based software company Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) for an undisclosed sum.

The closure of this deal is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities.