This morning, the U.S. Marine Corps awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a contract with a potential value of more than $120 million. The contract, which is worth over $22 million in the first year, requires SAIC to be the program support integrator for programs to counter radio controlled improvised explosive devices.
SAIC has already gotten to work, developing vehicle-mounted multiband radio frequency jammers. These devices are employed to block enemy use of select radio frequencies, as well as prevent the remote detonation of land mines. The jammers are a necessity for the Marine Corps, which needs to protect maneuver elements and entry control points from radio controlled improvised explosive devices.
SAIC work under this contract is to be performed as necessary in the U.S., Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.