CACI International has secured a contract to continue engineering support services, including modelling and simulation of sensor and imaging systems, for the US Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).

Awarded under the strategic services sourcing contract vehicle, the $43m, one-year task order requires CACI to provide modelling and simulation services to assist NVESD in evaluating sensor system technology and concepts to determine the effectiveness of military training in relevant scenarios.

Additional responsibilities include assistance in the development and fielding of technology enhancements that increase reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition capabilities of US Armed Forces, helping them to keep up with emerging threats and support overseas operations.

"This contract supporting the NVESD continues CACI’s support for this important customer."

CACI chief operating officer and US Operations president John Mengucci said: "CACI brings in-depth knowledge of the NVESD’s technical environment and mission requirements.

"We couple this with specialised modelling and simulation expertise to support the directorate’s critical mission of delivering essential training capabilities to our military men and women."

CACI president and chief executive officer Ken Asbury said: "This contract supporting the NVESD continues CACI’s support for this important customer.

"As asymmetric warfare remains a reality around the globe, we are more dedicated than ever to advancing services and technologies that give our armed forces an operational advantage wherever they serve."

CACI already provides technical, management and engineering support for NVESD, including maintenance of mobile training facilities, delivery of sophisticated live, virtual and constructive simulation training, and operation of a systems integration laboratory for advanced army command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.

Located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, US, NVESD conducts research and development for advanced night vision and other sensor technologies, including infrared weapon sights and surveillance systems, which improve the effectiveness of soldiers in night and limited visibility conditions.