SAIC Awarded Air Force $12 Million Contract for New Aircraft Component Repair Facility

SAN DIEGO and McLEAN, Va. , May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to design, engineer and construct a new fixed and rotary-wing aircraft component repair facility at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Warner Robins, Ga. The award has an 18-month period of performance and a contract value of $12 million. Work will be performed by SAIC's wholly-owned subsidiary, The Benham Companies LLC.

Robins AFB , part of the Air Force Materiel Command, is the principal air logistics base on the East Coast for aircraft repair, modification and overhaul. The base is the largest industrial complex in Georgia employing more than 15,000 civilian workers.

The contract includes demolishing three existing structures, grading the site and constructing a 63,000 sq.ft. repair center. The structure has an open bay design to accommodate the installation of four bridge cranes.

The scope of work also includes the engineering design and construction of water, sewer, industrial waste, electrical and gas service systems; a fire protection and alarm system; storm drainage, erosion control, information systems; security fencing, force protection/antiterrorism protection measures; concrete paving of an 18-space parking lot; and workstations and interior finishes. The building design must meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification standards.

"Our subsidiary, Benham, has been building facilities for the Air Force for more than 50 years," said Bob Shokes , SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "We look forward to designing and building a quality repair facility that will support the critical mission at Robins AFB for many years to come."

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