General Dynamics Information Technology has secured a contract to provide infrastructure, development and engineering support for the US Air Force’s (USAF) Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC).

Valued at around $47m, the single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has one base year and four option years.

The contract requires the company to develop and maintain simulation software and hardware solutions.

The scope of the contract also includes building and maintaining network infrastructure and integrating a live, virtual and constructive combat environment for training.

Work under the contract will be carried out at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“We will provide simulation software and hardware solutions for live, virtual and constructive training necessary to prepare Airforce units for major combat operations.”

General Dynamics Information Technology IT Services and Solutions sector vice-president and general manager Dan Busby said: “General Dynamics remains at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art agile training solutions and services.

“Training is essential for successful operations and we will provide simulation software and hardware solutions for live, virtual and constructive training necessary to prepare airforce units for major combat operations.”

The DMOC is Air Combat Command’s hub for integrating combatant units, resources, scenario development, networking virtual adversary support, linking operational and strategic-level simulations, and providing network connectivity to joint and coalition players around the world.

It manages Virtual Flag exercises that are aimed to train full spectrum Theatre Air Control System troops.

Operations at DMOC are conducted by the 705th Combat Training Squadron, 505th Command and Control Wing.