CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has received an $80.5 million task order to help a U.S. Navy warfare center develop mission technology to defend manned and unmanned aircraft platforms from drone threats.
The company said Wednesday it will perform research, development and analysis work for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, to update intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and electronic warfare mission suites in military aerial vehicles such as the MQ-8 Fire Scout and the P-8A Poseidon.
The task order was awarded under a multiple-award contract vehicle managed by the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center and supports counter-unmanned aircraft system requirements at the Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.
John Mengucci, president and CEO of CACI, said the company uses its threat signals library and suite of global drone systems to support c-UAS missions.
“Working with the Navy, we will continue to provide the most advanced capabilities to detect, track and defeat emerging threats to our national security, protecting people and places in any environment,” added Mengucci, a two-time Wash100 Award recipient.
In October, CACI unveiled a pair of multisensor platforms the company designed to help customers defend against drone threats.