SAIC focuses on Air Force video systems technology

Contract calls for assisting aerial reconnaisance video efforts

Science Applications International Corp. will help the Air Force improve its overhead intelligence gathering efforts under a five-year follow-on contract potentially worth more than $49 million.

The award from the Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center calls for SAIC to provide support to the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System’s Video Processing Capability enterprise architecture at Dayton, Ohio.

SAIC’s technical services will help the center’s systems process, view and exploit full motion video provided by unmanned aerial vehicles and sensor platforms operated by the intelligence community, according to an SAIC announcement today.

The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System is the service’s premier globally networked intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance weapon system, SAIC said.

The system produces intelligence information collected by the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1 Predator aircraft.

Approximately 700 gigabytes of information flow through the system daily, the equivalent of more than 700 copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

This single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options.

SAIC, of Mclean, Va., ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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