Air Force Awards $950 JAD2C Contract to SAIC
The Air Force has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a $950M contract to help the service enable Joint All Domain Command and Control.
Under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, SAIC will use open systems design, modern software and algorithm development to mature, demonstrate and proliferate capabilities across platforms and domains, the company said Tuesday.
"SAIC’s expertise across all Advanced Battle Management System categories and product lines will greatly enhance warfighter readiness," said Michael LaRouche, SAIC's executive vice president and general manager for national security and a Potomac Officers Club member.
LaRouche added that SAIC's investments in capabilities like digital engineering will help the company deliver JADC2.
The award is part of a multiple-award, multi-level security effort to provide development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains in an open architecture family of systems equipped with multiple integrated platforms.
Vinnie DiFronzo, SAIC's VP for Air Force and joint defense commands, said the company's work under the contract will help warfighters operate as a team, leveraging connected sensors, decision-makers and weapons.
"The unique challenges presented by JADC2 align with SAIC strengths in IT modernization, space, digital engineering, mission engineering, and integration," DiFronzo said.
SAIC said its work will advance the Air Force's ABMS program objectives, adding that it will leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to accelerate the Air Force's and Department of Defense's decision cycles.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC is a technology integrator that provides solutions in engineering, information technology modernization and mission solutions, serving customers across the defense, civilian and intelligence markets.
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