US Navy Awards CANES Production Units Deal

Northrop Grumman Awarded CANES Deal from US Navy

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., Rockville, Maryland; General Dynamics C4 Systems, Taunton, Massachusetts; Global Technical Systems, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia; and Serco, Inc., Reston, Virginia, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) production units.


The estimated, cumulative value of the multiple award contract is $2,529,500,000.

CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and standalone networks, providing the necessary infrastructure for applications, systems and services to operate in the tactical domain.

CANES delivers its capabilities within a single complete system, bringing the necessary infrastructure that will enable timely and interoperable information exchange among tactical, support and non-tactical or administrative users, applications and information technology platforms.

This contract has an eight-year ordering period up to the contract award amount. There are no options.

Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina; Taunton, Massachusetts; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Madison, Alabama; and San Diego, California, as delivery orders determine.

Work is expected to be completed by August 2022. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.

Funds will be obligated as individual delivery orders are issued.

The multiple award contracts were competitively procured by full and open competition bids via the Space and Naval Warfare e-Commerce Central and the Federal Business Opportunities websites, with seven offers received.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.


Press Release, August 21, 2014; Image: US Navy