Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) - Newport Division to provide engineering, technical, and management services in support of NUWC's Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (AUV) Engineering Facility. The contract has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $19 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Newport, R.I. The task order was awarded under the U.S. Navy's SeaPort-e contract.
NUWC is the Navy's premier research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support center for submarine warfare and other systems associated with the undersea battlespace. It provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems, and countermeasures. Under the task order, SAIC will provide engineering and technical support in areas including operator training and qualification; modeling and simulation; and analysis and assessment. SAIC will also provide services including software programming, design, development, and safety analysis; engineering design, development, and evaluation; information systems management; and program documentation.
"We look forward to providing NUWC Newport with technically diverse capabilities that will help enhance the future development of Navy AUVs," said Tom Baybrook, SAIC senior vice president and business unit manager.