SAIC awarded $4.4 billion in Army contracts, with work to be done in Huntsville
The U.S. Army has awarded two contracts totaling about $4.4 billion to Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC).
The company on Wednesday announced one $3.6 billion contract to continue providing engineering services supporting hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) and modeling and simulation development for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC), Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration (S3I) Directorate.
This award is an eight-year contract, with a possible six-month extension. SAIC said most of the work on the contract will occur in Huntsville, Alabama. The contract is under the General Services Administration’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) professional services contract, which is managed by the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal.
“As a premier employer within Huntsville, we are privileged to continue our decades of support locally through our work with the Army. With this latest contract award, we have won four major S3I Directorate and DEVCOM AvMCs programs, ensuring that SAIC, along with our many teammates and small business partners, continues to grow and invigorate the local economy,” stated Gabe Camarillo, senior vice president of SAIC’s Army Business Unit. “We look forward to working with our teammates in extending our support to Army aviation modernization in the Huntsville area for years to come.”
On this contract, SAIC will reportedly lead a team of subcontractors and small businesses working as suppliers, primarily based in Huntsville.
“Our small business allies bring a wide array of unique core competencies and specialties areas, such as systems engineering and integration, software development, testing and life cycle support, avionics architecture, embedded diagnostics, gaming software, mission command software and aviation and missile systems domain expertise,” commented Rita Brooks, director of SAIC’s Small Business Program. “SAIC and our teammates – of all sizes – employ thousands of full-time professionals in Huntsville and we are proud of our growing footprint.”
Secondly, SAIC was awarded a separate contract worth approximately $800 million to continue providing engineering and professional support services to the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, DEVCOM AvMC and S3I Directorate.
This contract will see work geographically dispersed with government operations located at Redstone Arsenal; Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado; and the Pacific Warfare Center located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
“This new work expands upon SAIC’s rich history of providing engineering and professional services in this area of the Army for several decades,” said Bob Genter, SAIC president of Defense and Civilian Sector. “We are honored to continue our work with the Army as the new primary provider for the S3I Modeling & Simulation Systems Engineering contract and we look forward to developing and bringing new and emerging technologies to the Army.”
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