Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army/Research Development and Engineering Command Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate to provide Vigilant Pursuit (VP) system design, production, testing, delivery, spares, new equipment training and field service representative services in support of the U.S. Army Multi-functional Teams (MfT). The single-award firm-fixed price (FFP) contract has a one-year period of performance and a contract value of approximately $37 million. Work will be performed primarily in Charleston, SC, Alexandria, Va., and Aberdeen, Md.
VP is the crew-served weapon of the MfT, who employ the system to provide multi-disciplined intelligence collection, exploitation, and analysis to generate actionable intelligence as well as time-sensitive detection, tracking and locating of key targets. Under the contract, SAIC will provide VP system design, production, testing, delivery, spares, new equipment training and field service representative services in support of the MfT. SAIC's work with VP will enable the MfT to deliver tactical commanders access to many theater and national intelligence capabilities through on-board sensors that provide precise, real-time data en route to an objective, while enabling pursuit and exploitation, precision maneuver and immediate triage/site exploitation during actions on the objective.
"We look forward to providing the U.S. Army a Vigilant Pursuit system that leverages a flexible, extensible and modular architecture, enabling multi-functional teams to execute their mission-essential tasks and support maneuver-element missions," said John Thomas, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
Source: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI)
Date: Jul 6, 2012