Raytheon has been awarded an $11.8 million Navy contract to support research into integrated fires.

Raytheon will provide communications and interoperability for integrated fires work done by the Office of Naval Research, according to the Department of Defense contract announcement.

"The future naval capability will develop networking and communications enhancements to enable next-generation sensor netting, electromagnetic maneuver warfare, and integrated fires across the force," the DoD said.

The contract is scheduled for completion by February 2020. The contract was awarded by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey.