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SAIC to Support Air Force’s Weapons Research Program Under $99M Contract

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SAIC to Support Air Force’s Weapons Research Program Under $99M Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a $99 million contract to support the Weapon Engagement Simulation Technology for Advanced Research program.

WESTAR is managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and is aimed at furthering the development of modeling capabilities to assist in the research, development and transition of weapon systems, SAIC said Thursday.

The five-year, single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract calls for the development of multi-spectral and multi-modal phenomenology modeling capabilities, the advancement of software/hardware-in-the-loop test technology and the acceleration of the transition of Air Force munitions.

According to Michael LaRouche, president of SAIC’s national security and space sector, the company has been supporting the AFRL’s next-generation weapon system development efforts since 2000.

He said in a statement that SAIC, through its domain experience and innovative approach, has contributed to the creation of new technologies for test and evaluation of complex weapon systems.

Contract work ties into the Air Force Science and Technology Strategy 2030, which is a guiding vision to help the service deliver warfighting capabilities at the speed of relevance and necessity.

The award adds to SAIC’s existing engagements with the U.S. military, including a $1.1 billion deal to produce torpedo components for the Navy and a $3.6 billion contract to support the Army’s hardware-in-the-loop and modeling and simulation development efforts.

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