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SAIC to support Air Combat Command RPVs

14th June 2013 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services in support of the Air Combat Command (ACC) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) under a new sub-contract awarded by Battlespace Flight Services.

The single-award IDIQ has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, one six-month extension option, with a value of $95 million if all options are exercised.

Battlespace Flight Services is the incumbent provider for the United States Air Force's (USAF) MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. This programme supports the USAF Air Combat Command, the Air National Guard, and other major command and combatant command customers.

The contract will see SAIC provide O&M maintenance of RPA communications systems including Fixed Site Satcom Terminal and Satcom Earth Terminal Subsystem ground satellite systems to support Predator, Reaper and Global Hawk operations.
John Fratamico, SAIC senior vice president and group general manager, said: ‘We look forward to providing global connectivity to RPA in support of remote split operations for the United States Air Force, United States Navy and other government agencies.’

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