Company to Help Modernize U.S. Navy Fleet Submarine Broadcast System
SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sep 15, 2009 — Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to develop and deliver Low Band Universal Communications System (LBUCS) transmit terminal equipment (TTE) for the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence. The contract has a two-year base period of performance, with additional options through 2014, and a total value of more than $18 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in San Diego, Calif.
The LBUCS Program will help the U.S. Navy modernize current Fleet Submarine Broadcast System (FSBS) components, many of which are approaching end of service life, or are scheduled for upgrade. These upgrades include replacing current hardware; the reuse and porting of existing FSBS software; and the development of new software as required. Under the task order, SAIC will design and deliver the updated systems, including two engineering design models of the broadcast transmit and keying sites. SAIC will also provide program management, systems engineering, test and evaluation, and integrated logistics support as needed.
"SAIC has provided engineering support to the submarine communications community for more than 25 years," said Tom Baybrook, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. "We are pleased to help develop a solution that enables warfighters to continue receiving critical message traffic."
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 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. 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 $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit www.saic.com.