SAI Wins US Army Natick Solider R&D Contract
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research and Development Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to provide concept design, development, and fabrication services in support of the Self-Sustaining Living Module (SLiM) project. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a six-month base period of performance, one one-year option, and a total contract value of approximately $1 million, if all options are exercised.
SLiM is a research study that will explore the application and synergistic integration of emerging habitation technologies into a conceptual technology design and demonstration. Under the contract, SAIC will provide concept design, development and fabrication services in support of the SAIC SLiM concept, which is a rigid-walled modular shelter system that includes solar energy collection and microgrid power management. SLiM will provide shelter and basic living amenities for small contingency bases. Under the six-month Phase I effort of the contract, SAIC will provide concept design drawings to the point demonstration units can be fabricated for a scale model of SLiM, and drawings for Phase II. Under the 12-month Phase II of the contract, SAIC will fabricate and assemble the units and provide a functional prototype of SLiM, including two cubes to demonstrate integrated energy and water management subsystems.
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