TheÂ U.S. NavyÂ has awarded four companies positions on a potential eight-year, $492.4 million contract to provide increment III production units and related supplies for the service branchâs Automated Digital Network System.
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Leonardo DRS,Â Science Applications International Corp.Â (NYSE: SAIC)Â and Serco‘s U.S. subsidiary will work to support the tactical wide area network portion of ADNS under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Monday.
ADNS is designed to provide submarines, aerial systems, shore-based platforms and surface ships access to WAN in support of the serviceâs internet protocol network operations.
The third increment seeks to boost ADNS network capacity through the use of higher bandwidth that new satellite communications platforms offer.
Contractors will perform work in Pennsylvania, Virginia and California, through June 2025.
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract through a competitive procurement process and will obligate $5,000 in fiscal 2017 other procurement funds to each winning contractor at the time of award.