Science Applications International (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to deliver supply chain management and logistics support to the US Navy’s Fleet Readiness Centres’ weapon system refurbishment and overhaul tasks.

The single-award, IDIQ contract comes with a three-year base period, two two-year options and one three-year option, which brings the overall value of the contract to $240m, if all options are exercised.

Department of Defense Agencies and Command senior vice-president and general manager Mark Escobar said: "SAIC is proud to continue supporting [the] DLA and the navy’s FRCs, by providing cost-effective supply chain management and logistics services.

"SAIC is proud to continue supporting [the] DLA and the navy’s FRCs."

"We have been the contractor of choice for FRC IPV since 2004, and we look forward to working closely with DLA and the FRCs over the next ten years."

As part of the contract, SAIC will be tasked with reducing the time and cost required by the US Navy to execute their maintenance, overhaul and repair of weapons systems and related missions.

Furthermore, the company will work to reduce inventory investment by the government and maintain a 99% fill-rate for all items of supply covered by the stock replenishment provisions.

Work under the contract will be executed in California, Florida, and North Carolina, US.

The US Navy’s FRCs deliver naval aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities and services, in addition to manufacturing airframes, engines, components and support equipment, while offering services that comply with the Naval Aviation Enterprise’s aircraft ready-for-tasking goals.

Defence Technology