Under the contract, the US-based technology company will provide a wide range of systems engineering and technical support
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $2.6bn worth FAA Systems Engineering and Technical Innovative Solutions (SETIS) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to Science Applications International (SAIC).
Under the contract, the US-based technology company will provide a wide range of systems engineering and technical support.
SAIC is among the 15 companies chosen for a prime position on the $2.3bn shared-ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract, which also includes five large enterprises and ten small businesses.
The contract contains a 36-month base performance period, followed by a three-year option and two two-year option periods.
The technology company will carry out operations for this contract mainly in the metropolitan Washington DC area and at the FAA Technical Center located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
SAIC defence and civilian sector president Bob Genter said: “SAIC supports the FAA’s mission to provide the safest and most efficient airspace through continuous improvements to communications, navigation and surveillance systems.
“Our focus is on delivering advanced solutions in systems engineering, research, management, development and analysis that enable the FAA’s aviation programs.”
SAIC is said to have offered a wide range of research, strategic planning, service analysis, financial, technical, programmatic support and systems engineering on different programmes to the US FAA since 2010.
The programmes include air traffic control (ATC), avionics, communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS), modelling and simulation.
SAIC also assists technology integration for artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and machine learning, advanced air mobility, and unmanned aerial systems.
Besides, the company offers services to facilitate joint research programmes, including the FAA and NASA UAS Traffic Management (UTM) programme.
In the previous week, the company secured a $150m worth contract from the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to upgrade the organisation’s IT management systems.