SAIC to Provide C4I Support to Royal Saudi Naval Forces
(Source: Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC); issued Nov. 17, 2004)
SAN DIEGO, and MCLEAN, Va. --- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it has been awarded two task order contracts by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARCEN) to provide the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) scientific engineering, analytical and technical systems support services.

Combined, the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts contain base year funding valued at $19,181,759 and seven option years, which, if exercised, would bring the total potential value to $195,675,067.

"The RSNF program, originally awarded in 1979, was SAIC's first large international contract and our first large systems integration contract," said Irv Reid, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the C4IT Business Unit. "This strategic win highlights SAIC's long-term commitment to its customers and is a tribute to the excellent service of our employees working in tandem with the Saudi Navy."

SAIC began working in Saudi Arabia with the RSNF in December 1980 and deployed the first Gulf Region operational C3 system in 1986. SAIC is responsible for the design, development, implementation, operations and maintenance, and subsequent upgrade of a large-scale C4I system for the RSNF at three C4I centers in Saudi Arabia and the connectivity of these centers to external, long haul communications networks. The initial phase of the RSNF upgrade involved SAIC providing the expertise needed to upgrade their C4I program. SAIC engineers currently support RSNF operations at three underground command centers in Riyadh, Jeddah, Jubail and a System Engineering Support Center in Riyadh.

Under the terms of the contracts, SAIC will continue to provide operations and maintenance support of the equipment as well as training services for RSNF personnel. Additionally, SAIC will also advise the senior RSNF staff on ways to improve the operation of the equipment as well as methods to upgrade or replace obsolete systems.

SAIC is the nation's largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, transportation and logistics.

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