SAIC support Special Ops technology

Jan. 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has given SAIC a follow-on award in support of sensor and other technological development for special operations.

The multiple awardee contract from the laboratory's Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate features a five-year performance base period and carries a total ceiling value of $400 million for all.

The SEDD is the principal Army organization for basic and applied research in sensors, electron devices and power and energy. Endeavors include electro-optical technologies; flexible displays; advanced RF technologies; electronic materials and devices; autonomous sensing; micro autonomous technologies; hybrid electric vehicle, platform and pulse power; directed energy; and micro, soldier and portable power.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide research and development services in areas ranging from applied research to low-rate initial production supporting four mission areas -- expeditionary warfare, irregular warfare, special operations and stabilization and reconstruction.

The company said the support will help U.S. Special Operation Command leverage emerging research and development technologies.

"We look forward to continuing our work with the Special Forces community to rapidly develop and field solutions to help address emerging threats," said John Fratamico, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.

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