SAIC wins contract for Vigilant Pursuit system
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has announced that it has been awarded a prime contract by the US Army/Research Development and Engineering Command Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate to provide Vigilant Pursuit (VP) system design, production, testing, delivery, spares, new equipment training and field service representative services in support of the US Army Multi-functional Teams (MfT). The company announced the $37 million contract 5 July 2012.
VP is the crew-served weapon of the MfT, who use the system to provide multi-disciplined intelligence collection, exploitation, and analysis to generate actionable intelligence as well as time-sensitive detection, tracking and locating of key targets.
The contract will see SAIC provide the system design, production, testing, delivery, spares, new equipment training and field service representative services in support of the MfT; which will enable the MfT to deliver tactical commanders ‘access to many theatre and national intelligence capabilities through on-board sensors that provide precise, real-time data en route to an objective, while enabling pursuit and exploitation, precision manoeuvre and immediate triage/site exploitation during actions on the objective.’
The company said the single-award firm-fixed price (FFP) contract has a one-year period of performance.
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