SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va. , Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science
Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been
awarded a contract by Air Force Special Operations Command to provide
operations and maintenance support to Dragon Operations Centers at Cannon Air
Force Base (AFB), N.M., and Nellis AFB, Nev. Under the contract, SAIC will
also provide support to the 3d Special Operations Squadron at Creech Air Force
Base, Nev., and their associated Air Force Reserve unit's MQ-1 Predator and
MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle operations. The contract has a four-month
base period of performance, three one-year options, and a total contract value
of more than
Dragon Operations Centers utilize and distribute data from Predator and Reaper aircraft, and interface with ground control station crews, forward aircraft, and Command and Control centers worldwide. The centers provide critical information and voice interconnectivity allowing for command and control of Predator and Reaper missions. In addition to operations and maintenance support of the centers, SAIC will also provide organizational maintenance support of the ground control stations, including aircraft maintenance management; command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems; and environmental, safety, and health programs.
"We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with the Air Force, providing critical operations and maintenance of Dragon Operations Centers and supporting combat air patrols 24/7," said K. Stuart Shea , SAIC group president. "The work SAIC performs for Air Force Special Operations Command is vital to supporting our warfighters in the field, and we are proud to be part of it."
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology
applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of
vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and
the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's
approximately 44,000 employees serve customers in the Department of Defense,
the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other
U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had
annual revenues of
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2008 , and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.