The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a prime contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide support services for the US Navy surface, shore and subsurface platforms.

Awarded to seven contractors including SAIC, the contract comes with four one-year options and allows the companies to bid for task orders.

With a one-year base period of performance, the contract with all options is valued at around $900m.

"SAIC will provide production, installation and in-services support for C5ISR capabilities for the naval assets."

Under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, SAIC will provide production, installation and in-services support for command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) capabilities for the naval assets.

Additionally, lifecycle logistics, training, and large-scale integration efforts will also be delivered to help sustain superior C5ISR mission capabilities.

In order to deliver and enable acceptance of integrated systems in support of operational C5ISR capability requirements, SAIC will also provide enterprise engineering, test planning and execution support.

Work under the contract will be carried out worldwide and is estimated to be complete by December 2013, with an extension window of up to December 2017 if all options are exercised.

The other six contractors include AMSEC, BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services, CSC, Engility, Serco and Scientific Research Corp.

SSC Atlantic’s engineering centres deliver secure and integrated solutions to US naval, joint, and national agencies for cyber-security and adaptive response.

The operational requirements of the US Department of Defense and other government agencies will also be supported by the organisation.