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SAIC Takes Off with F-16 Contract

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) won a deal from GSA Region 8 to support engineering and software system services for the U.S. Air Force F-16 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP).

The one-year base deal includes four one-year options and a potential value of $19 million.

According to the firm, “the F-16 ASIP supports more than 1, 100 aircraft by providing engineering services that are innovative, timely and cost effective. Under the contract, SAIC will continue to design, develop and enhance tools for the ASIP community, helping them conduct day-to-day decision making, as well as long-term fleet planning and force management.”

SAIC will also work to assess aircraft structural integrity and channel the information into software to track fleet health, forecast structural problems, and costs related to F-16 structural issues.

“The ASIP program is growing rapidly due to the F-16 fleet nearing original retirement dates, and the need to fly them beyond their design life, ” said Glenn San Giacomo, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “We look forward to helping address this challenge by providing innovative software tools, systems engineering processes, and structural engineering analysis that will provide insight on fleet wide aircraft condition, and help develop strategies necessary to effectively manage, maintain and enhance F-16 mission capability.”

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