SAIC to design Army training system

ORLANDO, Fla., 1 June 2005. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced today a contract award for the Synthetic Environment (SE) Core Architecture and Integration (A&I) program by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

Jun 3rd, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla., 1 June 2005. Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced today a contract award for the Synthetic Environment (SE) Core Architecture and Integration (A&I) program by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

SAIC and its team members will provide the technical and management support associated with integrating the OneSAF Objective System (OOS) into the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) and the Aviation Combined Arms Trainer (AVCATT) systems.

The SE Core A&I single award cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is for a period of performance of 30 months. The total award value of the contract is $25.7 million. Work will be performed in Orlando, Fla.

The SAIC Team will provide architecture analysis and follow-on development of the Virtual Simulation Architecture (VSA) and the development of the common virtual components within the VSA framework to reduce redundancy, increase realism and facilitate an integrated live, virtual, constructive training environment. Common virtual components include after action review, dynamic terrain, atmospheric effects, C4ISR, net ready, exercise management tools, training support package, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high explosive environment.

SAIC team members include:

* Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training and Support, Orlando, Fla.;
* L-3 Communications Corporation, New York, N.Y.;
* COLSA Corp., Huntsville, Ala.;
* CAE USA, Tampa, Fla.;
* Evans & Sutherland, Salt Lake City, Utah;
* Productivity Apex Inc., Orlando, Fla.;
* All Points Logistics, Gainesville, Ga.;
* Dignitas, Orlando, Fla.; and
* StackFrame, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

"SAIC is honored to have been selected for this important contract. SE Core A&I products will be used in the virtual simulation systems by the men and women of America's Armed Forces," said Beverly J. Kitaoka, senior vice president and general manager of SAIC's Training and Simulation Solutions Business Unit. "Our experience in building and integrating software-intensive systems can ensure that they have the most effective systems today and into the future."

SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. From science to solutions, SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care and logistics. With annual revenues of $7.2 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries have more than 42,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. For more information, see www.saic.com.

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