USA: SAIC Receives C4ISR Contract Worth Up to USD 36 Mln
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) yesterday announced it was awarded a task order by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic for a full range of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) engineering and integration services associated with tactical vehicles for any U.S. Department of Defense or other agency customer. The task order has a value of approximately $36 million and was issued under the single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) C4I Vehicle Integration contract.
SSC Atlantic provides knowledge superiority to join warfighters and peacekeepers through development, acquisition, and life-cycle support of effectively integrated command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, information technology and space capabilities.
Under this task order, SAIC will provide C4ISR capabilities integration services and support to the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Joint Program Office (JPO) for mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, including coalition forces on the JPO/Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command directive. This effort is intended to support MRAP, the MRAP-all terrain vehicle (M-ATV), other tactical wheeled vehicles, and the 401st Army Field Support Brigade’s combined M-ATV underbody improvement kit missions. SAIC will also provide post-fielding life-cycle support designed to keep C4ISR systems components operational and ensure training for military units in the operation of these systems and upgrades.
“We look forward to providing SSC Atlantic with engineering, integration, and logistics expertise that will empower our troops and vehicles in theater with cutting-edge technologies and integration solutions,” said Jim Thigpen, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
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 41,000 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 approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012.
Naval Today Staff , April 12, 2012; Image: navy