SAIC to provide technical support services for US Navy

1 February 2013 (Last Updated February 1st, 2013 03:40)

The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide technical and systems engineering support to meet the needs of both strategic and tactical platforms.

The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide technical and systems engineering support to meet the needs of both strategic and tactical platforms.

It has been awarded as part of SSC Atlantic's Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SoSEI) programme.

Valued approximately $667m, the contract has a one-year base period of performance and comes with two one-year options.

"This expertise will enable us to provide SSC Atlantic with technological solutions that will ultimately streamline efforts and help to deliver platforms more rapidly to the warfighter."

As part of the single-award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract, SAIC will bring similar integration functions in a government facility under one single integration production process.

Under the contract, SAIC will also provide technical support that includes systems engineering, integration, testing, large-scale fabrication, non-developmental item procurement, interim repair and maintenance services, as well as training.

Support services to be provided by the company will include programmes such as the common submarine radio room, tactical operations intercommunications network, naval tactical command support system and deployable mission modules.

SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager Jim Thigpen said that the company would provide large-scale integration and systems engineering efforts for the contract.

"This expertise will enable us to provide SSC Atlantic with technological solutions that will ultimately streamline efforts and help to deliver platforms more rapidly to the warfighter," Thigpen added.

Work under the contract will be carried out in Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia, US.

SSC Atlantic's C5ISR SoSEI programme aims to achieve a quality product line by implementing recurrence processes and removal of discrepancies, while mitigating effort duplication throughout the command.

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