SAIC Awarded Contract by U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Company to Provide Concept Design, Development, and Fabrication Services in Support of the Self-Sustaining Living Module (SLiM) Project

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research and Development Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to provide concept design, development, and fabrication services in support of the Self-Sustaining Living Module (SLiM) project.  The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a six-month base period of performance, one one-year option, and a total contract value of approximately $1 million, if all options are exercised. 

SLiM is a research study that will explore the application and synergistic integration of emerging habitation technologies into a conceptual technology design and demonstration.  Under the contract, SAIC will provide concept design, development and fabrication services in support of the SAIC SLiM concept, which is a rigid-walled modular shelter system that includes solar energy collection and microgrid power management.  SLiM will provide shelter and basic living amenities for small contingency bases.  Under the six-month Phase I effort of the contract, SAIC will provide concept design drawings to the point demonstration units can be fabricated for a scale model of SLiM, and drawings for Phase II.  Under the 12-month Phase II of the contract, SAIC will fabricate and assemble the units and provide a functional prototype of SLiM, including two cubes to demonstrate integrated energy and water management subsystems.

"We look forward in leveraging our engineering, technology and mission knowledge to assist the U.S. Army in developing this SLiM technology. This solution will maximize the quality of life for our troops and energy efficiency at stations, and will minimize logistics' footprint with a futuristic concept that can be scaled for next generation military contingency bases," said JT Grumski, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. 

About SAIC

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® 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 40,000 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. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com/. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

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, 2012, 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.

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Melissa Koskovich             

Jennifer Gephart


(703) 676-6762                  

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Melissa.l.koskovich@saic.com        

Jennifer.a.gephart@saic.com

 

 

 

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