Under a computer install contract with the Department of Defense Joint Program Office, Serco Inc. will upgrade command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment and systems for its mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles.
Serco will improve the integrated communication systems that will help the military stay connected to equipment. The contract has a nine-month base period and six-month option period; if the optional period is utilized, it will have a value of $73 million.
"We are proud to support our forces on the frontline under this new C4ISR contract," said Kent Brown, vice president of engineering at Serco. "Serco has supported SPAWAR with C4ISR solutions for the past 24 years, and we will apply our expertise in upgrading the systems and equipment on the MRAP vehicles."
Serco will test the systems on-site so the vehicles can be used immediately after, and it will provide maintenance support services. High quality in MRAP vehicles is integral, as they are designed to protect troops from improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes.