SAIC wins joint mission support work

Science Applications International Corp. won a 12-year, $219.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center, Mission Planning Systems Group, to provide systems engineering and integration support for the Joint Mission Planning System.

The Joint Mission Planning System program provides automated mission planning support for Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, weapons and sensors.

The initial award is worth $184.7 million and will reach the full amount if all options are exercised. Under the contract, SAIC will perform technical and management work associated with integrating the system framework of architecture and infrastructure, common capabilities across various aircraft models and the planning components specific to certain aircraft models.

"Our experience in building and integrating software-intensive systems will assist the Air Force in fielding the most effective mission planning systems possible, today and into the future," said Beverly Kitaoka, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the training and simulations solutions business unit.

SAIC's team includes Oasis Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp., Arinc Inc., Robbins-Gioia LLC, Modern Technology Solutions Inc., Syracuse Research Corp., All Points Logistics Inc., Solidus Technical Solutions Inc., SRA International Inc., Data Management Services Joint Venture and Westech International Inc. The contract work will be performed in Orlando, Fla., at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass., and at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Based in San Diego, SAIC is an employee-owned research and engineering company. It employs about 42,400 people and had revenue of almost $7.2 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31. The company is No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2004 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors. The 2005 Top 100 list will be published May 9.

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