SAIC wins $737M Air Force contract
Reston contractor to work on modeling, simulation, analysis
The U.S. Air Force awarded Reston-based Fortune 500 defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a $737 million contract to implement, integrate and develop modeling and simulation (M&S), training and analysis standards for the Air Force, Department of Defense and other organizations, the company announced Thursday.
“The Air Force and DOD rely on M&S for operational readiness and mission preparedness,” Michael LaRouche, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s National Security Customer Group, said in a statement. “As part of this new work with the Air Force, we will provide live virtual constructive simulations to prepare airmen and other users for real-life situations.”
Under the the U.S. Air Force Modeling and Simulation Support Services (AFMS3) 2.0 contract, SAIC will develop policies, architectures and standards in support of emerging technologies. The company will also prepare warfighters for readiness across all domains and will provide M&S support for Air Force medical, analytical, test and evaluation and acquisition communities.
“By bringing exceptional experience and understanding of the complex DOD M&S operational environment, SAIC will support the Air Force’s transition to future warfighting capability like Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) for better battlespace awareness and decision-making across all domains,” LaRouche said in a statement.
SAIC employs more than 25,000 people and has pro forma annual revenues of $7.1 billion.