The US Air Force has awarded a contract to IT and engineering services provider NCI to support its Combat Information Transport System Programme.

The company will provide integrated, high-bandwidth, information transport capability to the CITS to support the air force’s requirements, under a $3.6m contract.

The air force is shifting its networks from Major Command-centred islands to secure, unified, consolidated enterprise-centric networks to form a part of the air force’s portion of the Global Information Grid.

The system support will help USAF in meeting its goals by upgrading and establishing the communications infrastructure for a centralised Command and Control capability and core IT services.

The work will begin in August 2009.