Air Force names SI Internation for missile defense contract

RESTON, Va., 26 Jan. 2006. SI International, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Air Force Space Command to provide systems engineering and technical analysis supporting the development of operating concepts for future Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems.

Jan 26th, 2006

RESTON, Va., 26 Jan. 2006. SI International, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Air Force Space Command to provide systems engineering and technical analysis supporting the development of operating concepts for future Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems.

The contract was awarded under the Contract Advisory and Assistance Services and Engineering and Technical Assistance (CAASETA) contract vehicle, and has a one-year base period with a one-year option. The contract's value is $4 million over two years, if all options are exercised.

SI International will provide pre-systems acquisition planning, problem resolution, software development, and associated systems engineering support tasks necessary to develop, produce, deploy, operate, maintain security, and test and evaluate BMD system elements and components.

Additionally, the company will provide life-cycle engineering and technical support for current BMD programs and projects including Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD), Upgraded Early Warning Radars (UEWR), Space Base Infrared Systems (SBIRS), Vandenberg AFC, and the Command and Control Battle Management and Communications (C2BMD) System.

SI International's work under this contract will be performed at Headquarters Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and at SI International's facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo.

For more than 12 years, SI International has served as a technical support contractor for the military space community, which includes Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). In addition, SI International has supported the Spacelift Range Systems, Range Standardization and Automation, Military Satellite Communications (Milsatcom) systems, and the Air Force Satellite Control Network since 1996. SI International is one of the largest systems engineering, network, telecommunications and implementations contractors supporting the Air Force Space Command.

"We are extremely honored with our selection by the Air Force Space Command to assist in the modernization and development of current and new ballistic missile defense systems," said Brad Antle, president and CEO of SI International. "SI International has industry-recognized expertise in space systems modernization, military space operations and missile defense that support the Air Force Space Command mission in defending the United States through the control and exploitation of space."

SI International, a member of the Russell 2000 index, is a provider of information technology and network solutions (IT) primarily to the federal government. The company combines technology and industry expertise to provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-practice solutions and services, from design and development to documentation and operations, to assist clients in achieving their missions. SI International is ranked as the 49th largest Federal Prime IT Contractor by Washington Technology and has over 4,000 employees. For more information, see www.si-intl.com.

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