The US Army has contracted Engineering Services Network (ESN) to provide IT services to the Maneuver Support Battle Lab (MSBL) in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, US.

The new follow-on deal includes option years, which would bring the value of the task order to $1m if exercised.

The company will provide services for the setup, operation, administration, maintenance and repair of IT systems used in the army’s simulation network (SIMNET) facilities at Fort Leonard Wood.

"Our mission is to provide technical expertise, quality performance and customer satisfaction."

ESN chief operating officer Douglas R Lopez said: "We’re honoured to have received this follow-on task award from the army.

"Our mission is to provide technical expertise, quality performance and customer satisfaction. We have an experienced, well-known incumbent team of professionals at ESN with cross-functional synergy, detailed programme knowledge and the experience needed to support all of our projects.

"Our technical approach demonstrates our capability to meet or exceed tasks required by our customers."

ESN employees carry high-level security clearances and hold professional certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP). ESN can also provide a national agency check with inquiries (NACI), minimum background investigation (MBI) and a background investigation (BI).

The latest contract demonstrates the MSBL’s role as a critical asset for simulations and analysis in support of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) and chemical, engineer and military police corps issues.

The MSBL is involved in experimentation to address queries resulting from analysis of approved and emerging concepts concerning future army capabilities.