The US Navy has awarded a $597m contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic.

Under the deal, the company will be responsible for the production and delivery of integrated command, control, communications, computers, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, networks, and support equipment.

The single-award indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a total period of performance of five years.

SAIC Defense Systems Customer Group senior vice-president and general manager Jim Scanlon said: “We are proud to continue to help SSC Atlantic streamline their system production services and provide warfighters with the latest technology available.

“For this contract, SAIC enables shared resources across the command, resulting in cost savings.”

“For this contract, SAIC enables shared resources across the command, resulting in cost savings; as we provide complex electronic systems to the navy.”

The scope of delivery or task orders awarded under the contract will include procuring, fabricating, assembling, integrating, testing, inspecting and providing a wide range of systems. These include various complex designs provided by the US Navy programme offices in the form of technical data packages.

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Differing in complexity, these systems include the integration of engineered cable assemblies, mounting kit assemblies, hardware and software / security applications for troops to communicate and maintain situational awareness.

Work on the project is slated to be carried out in Charleston, South Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia, US.