Ai Force contacts SAIC for test support

May 24, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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MCLEAN, Va., May 24 (UPI) -- SAIC of Virginia reported the U.S. Air Force has given it a prime contract to provide fighter operational test and evaluation services.

The single contract to support the service's Operational Test and Evaluation Center is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year base period.

The ceiling value of the contract is $85 million if all options are exercised.

Science Applications International Corporation said its work will be performed primarily at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque; Edwards Air Force Base in California; and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide engineering and technical test services as required in support of activities including, integrated testing in support of fighter aircraft acquisition programs; test design, planning, execution and reporting; digital test tool development and training; and development of test capability requirements, shortfalls and solutions.

"We look forward to using our demonstrated engineering and analytical expertise to provide AFOTEC with sophisticated operational test and evaluation services," said Charles Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.

"SAIC will work diligently with AFOTEC and the (Air Force) to field the latest stealth fighter technology, helping ensure systems are combat-capable and ready to support the warfighter."

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