Reston-based SAIC lands $4.4B in defense contracts
Contracts will provide modeling and simulation support to U.S. Army
On the heels of an $830 million U.S. Army contract won in February, Reston-based Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has landed two more Army contracts worth a combined $4.4 billion, it announced today.
The Fortune 500 defense contractor says both contracts will provide systems engineering services to support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC) and its S3I Directorate — Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration.
Under a new $800 million, potential five-year contract, SAIC said, it will provide various modeling and simulation support to all branches of the Armed Services, multiple program offices and others. The support includes model-based systems engineering, battlespace effectiveness experimentation, and simulation-based exercise, war games and training.
“We look forward to extending our support to the Army and our warfighters for many years to come,” Gabe Camarillo, senior vice president of SAIC’s Army Business Unit, said in a statement.
SAIC also announced its win of a potential eight-year contract, with a possible six-month extension, worth $3.6 billion. Under that contract, SAIC said it would continue to provide hardware-in-the-loop and modeling and simulation development.
This makes four significant awards to support the S3I Directorate — more than $8.1 billion total, the company notes in its announcement.
Work on the $800 million contract will be dispersed among government operations at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado and the Pacific Warfare Center on Oahu, Hawaii.
Work on the $3.6 billion contract is focused primarily in Huntsville, Alabama, ensuring that SAIC will continue “to grow and invigorate the local economy,” Camarillo said.
SAIC employs more than 25,000 people and has pro forma annual revenues of $7.1 billion.