The U.S. Navy has awarded CGI (NYSE: GIB) and DRS Technologies business segments positions on an eight-year, $2.5 billion contract to provide production units of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services system.
The Defense Department said Thursday that CGI Federal and DRS Laurel Technologies can compete for task orders under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract alongside five other companies.
The Navy has already named BAE Systems, General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) C4 systems business, Globe Technical Systems, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Serco‘s U.S. arm as contractors on the program in August.
According to DoD, CANES works to converge shipboard tactical networks for communications and information exchange across IT platforms, users and applications.
The contractors will perform work through August 2022 at sites in South Carolina and Pennsylvania.