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U.S. Army Picks SAIC to Enhance Simulation Program

The $55 million contract will enhance the capabilities of a force simulation training program

The U.S. Army has awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)—a scientific, engineering and technology applications company—a $55 million contract to enhance the capabilities of a force simulation training program.

Under the award from the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Acquisition Center (PEO STRI), SAIC is to help implement enhancements to One Semi-Automated Forces—OneSAF—a next generation computer-generated forces simulation covering a wide range of operations and systems, the company says.

PEO STRI provides the U.S. Army with training devices, simulations, simulators and instrumentation for both training and testing. The OneSAF system enables users to configure computer generated force systems exactly as they need to support their simulation requirements.

Under the contract, SAIC will help implement OneSAF enhancements by providing services in areas including conceptual modeling, engineering, design, development, production, and test and integration.

SAIC looks forward to working with PEO STRI on the production of OneSAF to support force modernization and transformation from weapons systems to brigade through analysis, experimentation, and training, said John Gully, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “This effort will ensure the consistent management of the configuration baseline, controlled integration of externally developed code, consistency and accuracy of released versions and timely maintenance and response to user needs,” he said.