SAIC wins contract for Air Force mission planning system

ORLANDO, Fla., 5 May 2005. A team led by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced today a $184 million contract award from the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center, Mission Planning Systems Group, to be the System Engineering and Integration Contractor (SEIC), providing system engineering and integration support of the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS).

May 6th, 2005

ORLANDO, Fla., 5 May 2005. A team led by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced today a contract award from the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center, Mission Planning Systems Group, to be the System Engineering and Integration Contractor (SEIC), providing system engineering and integration support of the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS).

The SEIC single award cost plus award fee contract is for a period of performance of 12 years. The award value of the contract is $184 million, and the total value with unexercised options is $219 million. Work will be performed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, Mass.; Orlando, Fla.; and Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

As the system engineering and integration contractor, SAIC and its team members will execute technical and management tasks associated with integrating the JMPS framework of architecture and infrastructure, common capabilities across multiple aircraft models and unique planning components specific to certain aircraft models. The SAIC team will also support operations and maintenance as well as life cycle upgrades of designated legacy mission planning systems. In addition, SAIC will support the technical and management tasks of migrating legacy mission planning systems to the new JMPS environment.

SAIC team members include: OASIS Systems, Bedford, Mass.; Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; ARINC, Annapolis, Md.; Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, Va.; Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), Alexandria, Va.; Syracuse Research Corp. (SRC), Syracuse, N.Y.; All Points Logistics, Gainesville, Ga.; Solidus Technical Solutions, Leominster, Mass.; SRA International, Fairfax, Va.; Data Management Services Joint Venture (DMSJV), Silver Spring, Md.; and Westech International, Albuquerque, N.M.

"SAIC is honored to have been selected for this important contract. SEIC/JMPS products will be used in actual operational missions by the men and women of America's Air Force, as well as pilots and operators from other services," said Beverly Kitaoka, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Training and Simulations Solutions business unit. "Our experience in building and integrating software-intensive systems will assist the Air Force in fielding the most effective mission planning systems possible, 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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