MCLEAN, Va., 1 Sept. 2012. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, has been awarded a prime contract by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ground control station (GCS) and combined operations center support. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee (CPFF) contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of $35 million. Work will be performed primarily at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M., Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., and Hurlburt Field- Ft. in Walton Beach, Fla.
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AFSOC provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified commands. AFSOC's core tasks include forward presence and engagement, information operations precision employment and strike, and special operations forces mobility.
Under the contract, SAIC will provide support and maintenance of current and future UAV GCS and combined operations center, including security and logistics support and air combat control. Teammates include Battlespace Flight Services, LLC; Summit Technology, and Woodbury Technologies.