Four companies will divide up to $492 million worth of orders over an eight-year period, thanks to contracts recently awarded by SPAWAR, the U.S. Navy’s information technology command. A good deal of the work will flow to San Diego.

The companies will provide production units for the Navy’s Automated Digital Network System, known as ADNS for short.

One of the winning businesses, Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), is expected to do work in Poway while Serco Inc. is expected to do work in San Diego.

Also getting contracts were DRS Laurel Technologies of Johnstown, Penn., and Leidos, part of Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), in Virginia.

Work will continue through June 2025.

According to a Pentagon announcement from June 19, ADNS Increment III production units and supplies support the tactical wide area network (WAN) component of the naval communications system, providing surface ship, submarine, airborne, tactical-shore and shore-based WAN gateway services management. ADNS Increment III increases network capacity by adding the ability to utilize higher bandwidth available with newer satellite communication systems.

Four companies bid on the work awarded by SPAWAR, the San Diego-based Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.