The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a task order to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide technical services and engineering support to the Programme Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS).
The $141m task order has a one-year base period of performance, and comes with two one-year options and two one-year award terms. Work under the contract will be performed in Washington DC, US.
The US Navy’s PEO IWS manages surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems, and coordinates Navy Open Architecture across ship platforms.
SAIC senior vice-president and Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group general manager Tom Watson said: "We have supported this contract for more than five years, and we are honoured to have been selected to continue to provide our engineering support services to PEO IWS 1.0, 7.0 and 9.0 in pursuit of their critical mission to enhance US naval capabilities and protect our nation."
The contract will see SAIC provide technical services, including systems engineering, ship integration and testing, which support product development for current and future programmes and their variants, including PEO IWS 1.0 (AEGIS And AEGIS Fleet Readiness), 7.0 (Future Combat Systems), and 9.0 (DDG 1000).
Additionally, the company will support development, coordination and integration of technical solutions to problems that exist in the acquisition and integration of major combat systems, from development and production, through at-sea acceptance assessing in-surface ships to in-service support.
This year, SAIC secured a $121.5m contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) to support the engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) of amphibious combat vehicle Phase 1, Increment 1 (ACV 1.1).