SAIC Wins Air Force Contract for Work on Instrument Landing Systems


SAIC could add professionals with security clearance under new Air Force contract

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) recently announced it has landed a contract from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) for modernization of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS).

According to a release from the company, the contract includes a one-year base period as well as four additional one-year options, which could bring the total value to more than $22 million. The work under the agreement will reportedly be performed in San Diego, California, and Overland Park, Kansas, the company said.

"We look forward to continuing our support of the USAF as we work to replace legacy ILS systems with reliable and proven components that are updated, more efficient and cost effective," Glenn SanGiacomo, SAIC's senior vice president and business unit general manager, said in a statement.

The awarding of this latest contract to SAIC could spur the creation of new defense and intelligence jobs for the company, which already employs approximately 41,000 individuals. These positions would likely require professionals who have obtained security clearance by taking the necessary steps as required under NISPOM.