SAIC will study chemical/biological testing under Air Force contract

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., 9 Nov. 2005. Air Force researchers will study chemical and biological testing according to a contract awarded to Science Applications International Corp.'s (SAIC) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Group today.

Nov 9th, 2005

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., 9 Nov. 2005. Air Force researchers will study chemical and biological testing according to a contract awarded to Science Applications International Corp.'s (SAIC) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Group today.

The $98 million contract is for four years, with work to be performed at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

The new Chemical, Biological Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) engineering and technical services contract was awarded by Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 1 (AFOTEC Det. 1).

"Under the CBRNE contract, SAIC will assess new and emerging technologies and concepts," said Chuck Zang, SAIC senior vice president and a general manager in the Engineering, Test and Analysis Business Unit. "We'll work to determine their technological maturity when operated under realistic environments to help give U.S. warfighters the tools they need to do their jobs more safely and effectively."

AFOTEC Det. 1 supports the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD), combatant commanders and other government agencies in support of operational test and evaluation, as well as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Advanced Systems and Concepts requirements for all non-traditional acquisition programs to complete a military utility assessment.

The SAIC-led team includes 10 small businesses, one minority institution, and a non-profit laboratory.

SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, with annual revenues of $7.2 billion and more than 42,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide. SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical problems in national security, homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, and logistics. For more information, see www.saic.com.

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