US Navy Awards $492M Automated Digital Network System Contract

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The US Navy has awarded multiple contracts estimated $492 million to four US firms – DRS Laurel Technologies, Leidos, SAIC and Serco Inc., for Automated Digital Network System (ADNS).

“DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (N00039-17-D-0006); Leidos, Reston, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0007); SAIC, McLean, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0008); and Serco Inc., Reston, Virginia (N00039-17-D-0009), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for Automated Digital Network System (ADNS) – Increment III production units,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

ADNS Increment III production units and supplies support the tactical wide area network (WAN) component of the naval communications system, providing surface ship, submarine, airborne, tactical-shore and shore-based WAN gateway services management. ADNS Increment III increases network capacity by adding the ability to utilize higher bandwidth available with newer satellite communication systems.

The contracts have an eight-year ordering period up to the contract award amount, the release states.

Work is expected to be completed by June 2025.