SAIC Signs Contract to Provide Fighter OT&E Services
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide fighter operational test and evaluation (OT&E) services in support of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC).
The single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five year base period of performance and a contract ceiling value of $85 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M.; Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, Calif.; and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.
AFOTEC tests and evaluates new warfighting capabilities in operationally realistic environments, influencing and informing national resource decisions. Under the contract, SAIC will provide engineering and technical test services as required in support of OT&E activities including: integrated testing in support of fighter aircraft acquisition programs; test design, planning, execution and reporting; digital test tool development and training; and development of test capability requirements, shortfalls, and solutions.
“We look forward to using our demonstrated engineering and analytical expertise to provide AFOTEC with sophisticated operational test and evaluation services,” said Charles Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “SAIC will work diligently with AFOTEC and the USAF to field the latest stealth fighter technology, helping ensure systems are combat-capable and ready to support the Warfighter.”
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 43,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $11.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2011.
Source: SAIC, May 23, 2011;