Science Applications International Corp. CEO Tony Moraco has revealed SAIC’s plan to focus its long-term growth strategy on the company’s three-dimensional technology facility in North Charleston, The Post and Carrier reported Sunday.
David Wren writes SAIC is using 3-D printing technology to create prototypes for customers and cites the company’s five-year, $194 million amphibious assault vehicle modification contract with the U.S. Marine Corps as an example.
The company will modify 10 AAVs to serve as prototypes for the Marines, who aim to eventually retrofit 392 vehicles with strengthened undersides against roadside bombs, according to the report.
SAIC has added 220 employees to its North Charleston campus at a current rate of nearly 20 workers per month to work on the AAV program and others in the area, Wren reports.
“Right now, we’ve got a core set of folks that’ll gradually ramp up to hit production cycles, and parallel we’ve got multiple other programs with similar capabilities that just complement that workforce,” Moraco, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015, told the publication.
He also told the Post and Carrier that the skills developed in the AAV program are transferrable to other programs.
Moraco and SAIC Sector President Doug Wagoner, also an inductee into the Wash100 list for 2015, have visited the North Charleston facility to inspect the technology, the report says.