SAIC has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) in support of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

The multiple award, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with a five year base performance period has a total ceiling value of $400m for all seven awardees.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide research and development services in applied research and low-rate initial production, supporting expeditionary warfare, irregular warfare, special operations as well as stabilisation and reconstruction missions.

The support provided will help USSOCOM to afford emerging R&D technologies and sustain operational superiority.

The SEDD is the principal US Army organisation that conducts basic and applied research in sensors, electron devices, hybrid electric vehicle, and power and energy to provide affordable technology to the US Army.