SAIC wins $139 million space defense work

A team led by Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, won a contract worth up to $139 million to support the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, the company announced this week.

Members of team include Arinc Inc., Annapolis, Md.; General Dynamics Corp., Falls Church, Va.; Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md., and Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles.

SAIC will act as lead integrator for the project, which has a value of $4.6 million for one year, and comes with eight option years t.

Space and Missile Systems Center is developing the Space-Based Radar, an element in the National Missile Defense program. This radar system will track incoming missiles and provide high-resolution synthetic aperture radar images and terrain information. The system is scheduled to go live in 2012.

The SAIC team will provide systems engineering and integration processes.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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