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Navy previews $2.5B shipboard network recompete

The Navy has given industry a first glimpse at how the service branch plans to recompete its estimated $2.5 billion contract vehicle for hardware, software and other types of products and services for networks onboard surface ships.

A solicitation for the next Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services contract is anticipated to be released by the end of this current federal fiscal year on Sept. 30 or the fiscal quarter after that, the Navy said in a contracting notice. The new contract will have a 10-year base period.

CANES is intended to act as a tactical system that consolidates and modernizes five shipboard legacy networks for command, control, intelligence and logistics applications.

Round one of awards for the CANES effort took place in August 2014 and those went to BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary, General Dynamics, Global Technical Systems, Northrop Grumman and Serco Group’s U.S. subsidiary.

CGI Federal and Leonardo DRS joined the program in January 2015 following protests by both companies.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also connect with him on LinkedIn.

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