Serco Inc. received a U.S. Navy task order to install computer equipment and network infrastructure aboard aircraft carriers in San Diego, the company said June 10.

The deal calls for Serco’s San Diego office to install upgraded electronics on the USS Ronald Reagan — which is leaving for a Japanese home port soon — and possibly the USS Carl Vinson. The contract could last up to two and a half years and be worth up to $17.5 million if the Navy exercises a contract option.

Serco is helping install the network known as Canes — short for consolidated afloat networks and enterprise services — which replaces five separate networks. The gear will be used for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Serco, which has 450 employees in San Diego, is a subsidiary of Serco Group PLC, a $7.5 billion defense contractor based in the United Kingdom.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded the contract.