BAE Systems teams with SAIC to improve geospatial intelligence

BAE Systems teams with SAIC to improve geospatial intelligence

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Wayne, USA, 13 December 2006 – BAE Systems has been named principal teammate to Science Applications International Corp. on a contract to develop an enhanced intelligence capability to provide U.S. Army troops and air crews faster access to geospatial and human intelligence information.

BAE Systems joins prime contractor SAIC on the Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS) contract recently awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers’ Topographic Engineering Center.

GRIDS is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $250 million that will combine geospatial intelligence with information collected by tactical ground and air forces to improve the quality and availability of information.

“Access to intelligence from multiple sources will dramatically increase the speed of command by collapsing the decision cycle,” said John Osterholz, BAE Systems Vice President and General Manager for Integrated C4ISR systems in Reston, Va. “GRIDS will enable analysts to rapidly collect, analyze, and manage information from multiple sources to significantly enhance warfighter combat situational awareness.”

Under the GRIDS contract, BAE Systems will perform engineering tasks across a range of activities that include geospatial and human intelligence research and development, precision electro-optics sensors development, concept demonstration, experimentation, systems engineering, integration, and operations support.

– About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier trans-Atlantic defense and aerospace company, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 88,000 employees worldwide, had 2005 sales that exceeded $22 billion, excluding the group’s former interest in Airbus.