The US Army has selected Northrop Grumman to compete for a mission training complex capabilities support contract.

Being a multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the current deal enables Northrop Grumman to compete for more than $500m in task orders to operate a number of army training centres across the country.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services vice-president and general manager Catherine Gridley said: “These training centres are critical to meeting the readiness challenge head-on.

“We will continue partnering with the army to ensure soldiers are prepared for the full range of modern threats.”

Under the deal, Northrop Grumman will be responsible for carrying out work that will primarily focus on providing training support such as creating and conducting simulation and gaming exercises in virtual and constructive environments.

“These training centres are critical to meeting the readiness challenge head-on.”

In addition, the company will also be responsible for providing computer network security and facility operations.

For more than 30 years, Northrop Grumman has worked in close collaboration with the US Army to address its growing training requirements.

The US firm has transformed training scenarios to be more realistic and relevant for the future missions, including making virtual environments more immersive.

In support of the US Army’s Mission Command Training Center, the company has helped train more than 250,000 soldiers to date.

Northrop Grumman has also facilitated exercises for the Mission Command Training Programme, which is the army’s only globally deployable combat training centre.