Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a prime contract for delivering rapid prototyping and technology insertion support to the US Army.
Under the contract, SAIC will provide command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) rapid prototyping and technology insertion support to the Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Command, Power and Integration Directorate Prototyping, Integration and Testing Division.
With a one-year base performance period, and four one-year options, the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a maximum potential value of $263m.
SAIC Health, Energy and Civil Solutions group president Joe Craver said the company was looking to support the army's efforts to innovate and implement solutions in specific core competencies of mission command capabilities, computing platforms, power and energy, as well as C4ISR platform prototyping and integration.
More specifically, the company will deliver support required by CERDEC to carry out a broad spectrum of tri-service C4ISR prototype systems integration programmes, which include prototyping, integrating, testing, logistics, fielding, and follow-on support, as well as C4ISR technology insertion and related projects.
SAIC is competing for the contract's task orders with another undisclosed company.
Work under the contract is scheduled to be primarily carried out at CERDEC headquarters at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, US.
CERDEC is responsible for development and integration of C4ISR technologies designed to enhance dismounted soldiers' situational awareness in the battlefield.
The technologies enable the soldier to disrupt enemy efforts and remain connected to achieve and maintain information superiority during combat operations.
Image: The CERDEC solutions enhance soldiers' battlefield awareness. Photo: US Army photo.