Exelis wins $15.6M subcontract with SAIC to support DARPA program

Exelis has been tapped by Science Applications International Corp. to provide engineering support for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program.

The company's five-year contract is worth $15.6 million with options.

SAIC's contract, which it and four other companies won at the beginning of February, is worth $31.5 million.

The other winners and contract values, according to Deltek's GovWin, are:

  • BAE Systems -- $36.7 million
  • Systems and Technology Research -- $7 million
  • Vadum Inc. -- $4 million
  • MichiganTech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University -- $8 million (awarded Feb. 20, 2013)

DARPA's Adaptive Radar Countermeasures, or ARC, program lets U.S. airborne electronic warfare systems detect and counter digitally programmable radar systems whose waveforms and behaviors are new, unknown or ambiguous, Exelis said in a release.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide engineering services, including the design, development, integration and testing of an ARC system that allows independent insertion of additional third-party algorithm developers, SAIC said in its release. The company will also lead the development of new processing techniques, Exelis said in its release.

Exelis will then manage the implementation of these techniques with a prototype module within a target system, the company said.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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