SAIC wins major role in Air Force multi-domain command and control system

Science Applications International Corp. takes an $878 million contract to build solutions for a developing Air Force command-and-control to collect and transmit data across any platform and any domain.

Alongside a new round of awards to 15 companies the Air Force announced Wednesday, the service has made a second $878.2 million award to one company.

Both awards are related to the development of the Joint All Domain Command and Control system known as JADC2.

Science Applications International Corp. was tapped for the single award through the OASIS vehicle. SAIC will develop solutions to be delivered through JADC2.

The company doesn’t have clearance from its customer yet to comment on the award, which will stretch out over five years if all options are exercised.

JADC2 is the Air Force’s effort to create a system that can gather information from any sensor anywhere and across any domain and disseminate anywhere it is needed regardless of platform.

According to information on SAIC’s website, JADC2 will be a “unifying connection of platforms, systems and weapons from all the armed service branches.” JADC2 will drive command and control modernization as well as domain integration.

Some of the expertise SAIC is touting includes digital engineering, model-based systems engineering, cyber, advanced analytics and digital transformation.

It appears from the Beta.Sam.Gov filing that SAIC was the sole bidder on the project, which is remarkable given the size and the nature of the contract. This is a new contract and not a recompete.

The awards we were reported on earlier today are for a broad agency announcement that has gone to 69 companies in four rounds of awards. Those awards are part of the Advanced Battle Management System, which is creating the technology foundation for JADC2.

Awardees for the ABMS effort are eligible for up to $950 million in work.

Deltek data indicates the Air Force has budgeted $3.3 billion over five years to make the system a reality.