SAIC Wins Air Force Optical System R&D Contract

Science Applications International Corp. will support the U.S. Air Force’s research and development efforts related to optical radiation under a potential six-year, $58.5M contract.

The service branch awarded the contract to Engility, which became part of SAIC earlier this year through a $2.5B merger.

The company will help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop systems to protect airmen’s physical, psychological and physiological well-being against optical hazards, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

AFRL received two offers for the R&D project and will obligate nearly $6M in fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.

Work will take place at Fort Sam Houston in Texas through April 30, 2025.

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