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Tom Watson: SAIC Extends Assistance for Navy Marine Mammal Training Program

SAIC logoScience Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has been awarded a potential five-year, $59 million task order to provide animal training and care services for the U.S. Navy‘s Marine Mammal Systems program.

SAIC said Tuesday the MMS program uses dolphins and sea lions to find and mark underwater objects.

“We, along with the Navy, are committed to ensuring that the Navy’s animals are well cared for and properly trained for the mission to help keep those at sea safe from harm, ” said Tom Watson,  senior vice president and general manager for SAIC’s Navy and Marine Corps customer group.

The company will train mammals at submarine bases located in Georgia, San Diego and Washington as well as provide continuous education and administrative support for the program.

The follow-on order contains one base year and four option years and was awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.

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