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SAIC Awarded Contract by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Dec 06, 2012 (03:12 PM EST)
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Company to Provide Blue Devil Operations and Maintenance Support Services to the AFRL Sensors Directorate

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide Blue Devil Block 1 (Blue Devil) Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) operations and maintenance (O&M) support services to the AFRL Sensors Directorate. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee (CPFF) contract has a one-year period of performance and a total contract value of approximately $74 million

The AFRL Blue Devil is a follow-on program to the Angel Fire electro-optical sensor operational program.  After a successful evaluation of the military utility of wide area surveillance technologies, the Blue Devil program is transitioning from a test and evaluation program to an O&M mission support program. Under the contract, SAIC will provide O&M services to provide operational mission support of deployed warfighters with an advanced multi-intelligence (MULTI-INT) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor system.  Work will include airfield and flight operations, mission payload O&M, and the processing, exploitation and dissemination of intelligence products. 

"We look forward to continuing to provide the AFRL with Blue Devil operations and maintenance services in support of warfighter missions worldwide," said John Fratamico, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.

About SAIC
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The Company's approximately 40,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

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Melissa.l.koskovich@saic.com  

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