MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to provide Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Ground Control Station (GCS) and Combined Operations Center (Combined Ops Ctr) support. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee (CPFF) contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of $35 million. Work will be performed primarily at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M., Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., and Hurlburt Field- Ft. in Walton Beach, Fla.
AFSOC provides Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment and assignment to regional unified commands. AFSOC's core tasks include forward presence and engagement, information operations precision employment and strike, and special operations forces mobility.
Under the contract, SAIC will provide support and maintenance of current and future RPA GCS and Combined Ops Ctr, including security and logistics support and air combat control. Teammates include Battlespace Flight Services, LLC; Summit Technology, and Woodbury Technologies.
"We look forward to continuing to provide the United States Air Force Special Operations Command with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Ground Control Station and Combined Operations Center support to sustain its vital mission on the war on terrorism," said John Fratamico, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.
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