Air Force will test equipment with SAIC hardware

SAN DIEGO, 13 July 2005. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a five-year, indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a stated maximum of $500 million to provide engineering and technical services to support the Air Force's Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC).

SAN DIEGO, 13 July 2005. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a five-year, indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a stated maximum of $500 million to provide engineering and technical services to support the Air Force's Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC).

Under this contract, SAIC's Engineering, Test and Analysis Business Unit, based in Albuquerque, N.M., will provide testing services to evaluate capabilities of combat and combat support systems such as aircraft, missiles, motor vehicles, communications, ordinance, instrumentation, computer systems automated information systems, and simulators/trainers. Other systems to be evaluated include avionics, radar, laser, directed energy weapons, space systems, weather systems, air traffic control and landing systems, C4, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and nuclear weapons systems.

The SAIC-led team will provide services to support evaluations and assessments that are considered non-traditional, such as military utility assessments, advanced technology demonstrations, advanced concept technology demonstrations to support DoD, joint chief of staff, multi-services, and non- DoD U.S. government entities that do not have a test capability of their own. These tests range from classical studies to large-scale field activities including deployment, instrumentation and site set-up, event execution and program decisions, and acquisition milestones or fielding decisions.

SAIC has been supporting AFOTEC consistently since 1989. Work will be conducted primarily at Kirtland, Air Force Base, N.M.; and the outlying detachments at Schriever Air Force base, Colo.; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.; Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

The AFOTEC is responsible for planning, executing and reporting independent operational test and evaluations. Services provided under this contract will support the Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies by evaluating operational capabilities and limitations of systems to meet warfighter mission needs by conducting and/or participating in operational testing.

"This win will enable us to continue the highly responsive support that has been a hallmark of SAIC's continuous support to AFOTEC," said Chuck Zang, SAIC senior vice president and a general manager in the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Group. "For more than 15 years, SAIC has been applying science to provide timely, innovative solutions for the U.S. Air Force."

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

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