Virginia-based Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has been awarded a $3.6 billion U.S. Army contract to provide engineering services that support hardware-in-the-loop and modeling and simulation programs — and says the contract work will be performed in Huntsville.
SAIC is Madison County’s third-largest industrial employer with 2,746 workers.
Work will support the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation & Missile Center (DEVCOM AvMC), Software, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Integration (S3I) Directorate.
“The potential eight-year contract, with a possible six-month extension, enables SAIC to continue providing engineering services supporting the full life cycle for AvMC HWIL techniques for development and testing of embedded systems, as well as for force protection, trainers, and virtual, interactive and multimedia systems,” the company said in announcing the contract on Wednesday. “These products include systems, subsystems, components and software versions and hardware configurations that meet a measurable and testable set of requirements.”
Bob Genter, SAIC president of the Defense & Civilian Sector, said, “SAIC’s proven past performance, qualifications and our total solution, including our own research and development offerings, immersive technology, digital modernization, and our renowned mission engineering and systems integration solutions, were instrumental in winning this work,” adding that the company is honored to be selected for the work.
Also Wednesday, SAIC announced it had received an additional $800 million contract for engineering and professional support for similar projects. That work will be performed in SAIC locations in Huntsville, Colorado and Hawaii.