F3EA JV LLC, a small business, has been awarded a five-year contract worth up to $16.4 million to support underwater egress training systems at four U.S. Marine Corps bases.

One fourth of the work will be done at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The F3EA joint venture is based in Savannah, Ga.

The underwater egress training program shows Marines how to leave sinking or submerged platforms, including aircraft, amphibious vehicles and ground vehicles, as well as the proper use of life support equipment.

The Marines maintain a modular amphibious egress trainer, submerged vehicle egress trainer and shallow water egress training device.

Other work will be done at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Camp Lejeune, N.C.; and Okinawa, Japan.

Five businesses bid on the contract, awarded by the Marine Corps Systems Command of Quantico, Va.