EMA Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support Tacamo Program - Southern Maryland Headline News

EMA Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support Tacamo Program

SAN DIEGO and McLEAN, Va. (Jan. 16, 2008)—Science Applications International Corporation [NYSE: SAI] today announced that its subsidiary, Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc. (EMA) has won a contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to support the U.S. Navy's E-6B Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO)/Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) Survivable Mobile Command Center (SMCC) program. EMA is based in Lexington Park, Md. and employs more than 1,500 people at its various locations.

This new multiple-award blanket purchase agreement (BPA) contract has a five-year period of performance and a total ceiling value of $23 million.

As one of eight awardees to receive a BPA contract, EMA will provide E-6B fleet operators with full life-cycle support of the aircraft, engine, and mission equipment. Work will be performed primarily in Patuxent River, Md.

The E-6B TACAMO/ABNCP SMCC is an airborne communications platform capable of transmitting emergency action messages as part of the Worldwide Military Command and Control System. The E-6B can maintain continuous airborne and ground alert coverage, and operate in low-frequency to extra-high-frequency ranges. The fleet maintains continuous airborne and ground alert coverage 365 days a year at various sites. There are currently 16 E-6B aircraft performing the TACAMO/ABNCP missions.

"This is a great opportunity for SAIC to build upon our long relationship with this program," said Debbie James, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "The importance of this mission is no less important today than at the height of the Cold War. We are proud to work alongside the Navy and E-6B community to provide the technology required in today's asymmetric battle space."

SAIC is a provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.3 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007.

Source: SAIC/EMA

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