Company to Support NAVAIR Communications and Airborne Networking Team
MCLEAN, Va., (August 25, 2011)—Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a follow-on task order by U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide technical, engineering, and logistics support to NAVAIR's Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209). The contract has a base period and five one-year options which, if fully exercised, will total five years of performance, and a total value of more than $45 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily at NAVAIR's Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. The task order was awarded under the U.S. Navy's SeaPort-e contract.
SAIC will support the PMA-209 Communications and Airborne Networking (CAN) team, which is responsible for concept, technology, and system development and demonstration, as well as the test and evaluation, production, and deployment of CAN products and capabilities. Under the contract, SAIC will help plan and manage capabilities for naval aviation use, including communication of voice and data in support of tactical and strategic operations; communication and distribution of voice and data among aircrew; secure communications; and collaborative execution of missions across all relevant platforms.
"We look forward to continuing our support of PMA-209 and its critical mission," said Jim Thigpen, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "Our expert engineering, logistics, and program management support will help enable the fleet to remain on the cutting edge of aviation communications technology."