The Dayton Development Coalition announced this week Science Applications International Corporation’s plan to expand its operations in the Dayton, Ohio, area.
SAIC intends to consolidate its Beavercreek facilities and move them to Springfield. The units subject to consolidation are data analytics, unmanned aerial systems fabrication and integration, sensor systems development, human sciences research and intelligence analysis.
The move is expected to bring jobs to the Dayton region and is spurred on by SAIC’s work with the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
“Due to the prolific growth in demand for UAS technology, coupled with the significant research and development, operation and training challenges to be addressed, SAIC is consolidating many aspects of its UAS business in the Dayton region, aligning it with the Air Force’s UAS R&D and testing vision to assist in rapid UAS technology transition to the warfighter,” said Dennis Andersh, SAIC senior vice president and Dayton regional executive.
SAIC believes the consolidation plan will allow the company to expand its support of the establishment of the National Center for Aerospace and Aeronautics Systems in the Dayton region. The move also allows SAIC to support the Air Force Research Laboratory Sensors and Human Performance Centers of Excellence.