Military Embedded Systems

Maritime ISR contract won by Parsons includes autonomous systems and robust comms


March 23, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Air Force photo.

CENTREVILLE, Va. Parsons Corporation has won a shared ceiling value $250 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award task order contract by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific for research, development, test, and technical engineering for maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and information operations.

According to the company, the contract has a three-year base period worth $145 million and a two-year option for $105 million.

Parsons will aim to provide the U.S. Navy the ability to develop and field ISR systems that incorporate the latest capabilities for maintaining robust communication, surveillance, and security intended to accommodate advances in technology and other complementary systems while countering evolving threats.

Officials claim that the company's support to ISR systems includes surveillance programs, systems, networks, and tactical data communications systems, including automated radio communications systems, satellite terminal systems, and space, air, land & water autonomous or non-autonomous systems that could be used in ISR operations.

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