Wednesday, February 28, 2007

OPNET Awarded Additional NETWARS Contract

OPNET Technologies was awarded a two-year sole-source contract to continue to work as prime contractor on the U.S. Department of Defense's Network Warfare Simulation (NETWARS) program. NETWARS is a software application for analyzing defense-related network communications.

OPNET said it was awarded $2.1 million for the first year of the new contract. Since NETWARS program inception, OPNET funding to date has totaled $22.3 million.

The NETWARS project is part of the DoD's vision for achieving information superiority by optimizing military communications in realistic warfighter scenarios. The objectives for the NETWARS software environment include simulating major theaters of war involving thousands of communications nodes, conducting communications burden analysis, contingency planning analysis, and evaluating emerging technologies in full Joint Task Force warfighting scenarios.