STRENGTH AND SURVIVABILITY

WE’RE UPGRADING VEHICLE AND WEAPONS SYSTEMS TO ADVANCE FORCE CAPABILITIES AND INCREASE TROOP SAFETY, WHILE REDEFINING THE WAY PLATFORMS ARE DELIVERED.

MODERNIZING THE FORCE

SAIC IS TAKING PLATFORM MODERNIZATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL. We’re redefining the way platforms are delivered to our military, providing advanced force solutions at the best value. Our vehicle and weapon upgrades modernize systems to increase troop readiness, safety, and mission effectiveness.

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UPGRADED AND
MODERNIZED

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MODIFYING AND
UPGRADING ARMORED VEHICLES

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25% MILITARY
VETERANS

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ON SHIPS AND
SUBMARINES

BUILDING A PLATFORM FOR SUCCESS

DELIVERING INNOVATION TO SOLDIERS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR A MORE POWERFUL FORCE

SAIC EXTENDS THE POWER OF U.S. ARMY FORCES by affordably modernizing, developing, and integrating vehicles that offer an innovative solution to infantry forces readying them for combat environments in 21st century operations.

SAIC, ST Kinetics, and CMI Defence, have teamed up to rapidly develop lightweight combat vehicle prototypes to meet the Army’s need as part of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program. Our solution unites best-of-breed, non-developmental components to field a new combat vehicle quickly that meets critical requirements.

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SAIC’s entry into the MPF competition builds on continued momentum in combat vehicle modernization, including integrating new Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems onto Army ground vehicles, which are tested by soldiers in a field environment during Network Integration Evaluations (NIE) at Fort Bliss, Texas.

ELEVATING SAFETY, FROM SHIP TO SHORE TOUGHENING UP U.S. MARINE CORPS VEHICLES

SAFEGUARDING THE MARINES

The rugged, adaptable Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV), or Amtrack, is what the USMC is all about. We're updating and modernizing these workhorse vehicles with an extensive Survivability Upgrade to better protect Marines from IEDs, roadside bombs, and other threats in theater.

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ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE SURVIVABILITY UPGRADE (AAV SU)

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675 horsepower engine
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Individual blast resistant seats
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Video: Cruising speed of 42.5 mph on land, 7 knots in water
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Vehicle Size:
28 ft L x 12 ft W x 11 ft H
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Upgraded technology and vehicle controls

PLATFORM TESTER: TYLER OTTEN

As a former Marine AAV commander, Tyler was responsible for the safety of up to 22 combat-equipped infantry Marines and their crew members during both land and amphibious operations. Now in his role at SAIC, he continues to work to protect his fellow Marines by overseeing all maintenance and operations for the AAV SU and ACV 1.1 platforms.

For Tyler, coordinating the team to assemble the upgraded AAV SU is a lot like conducting an orchestra: every piece has to fit and work perfectly.

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PROTOTYPING THE AMPHIBIOUS COMBAT VEHICLE 1.1

We are building 16 ACV 1.1 prototypes from the ground up to expand USMC maneuver space across littoral, land, and inland water environments. The ACV 1.1 delivers groundbreaking mobility, survivability, and ride quality over demanding terrain for 11 embarked Marines and three crew members.

The uncompromising, rugged ACV 1.1 provides force protection for the future USMC fleet.

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SAIC’s ACV 1.1 launches from the well deck of USS Somerset (LPD-25) during its first-ever launch and recovery test at Camp Pendleton, California. Photo courtesy of the USMC.



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PROTECTING THE TROOPS

We integrate weapons and small arms platforms across U.S. military forces. At the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, we deliver highly specialized engineering and technical services for systems and weapons used on ships, aircraft, ground vehicles, and man-portable applications.

LAND, SEA, AND AIR WEAPONS SUPPORT

AIR FORCE AC-130 GUNSHIP

SAIC engineers and installs the gun mounts for the GAU-23 30mm and 105mm cannons and maintains the interface between the cannons and aircraft.

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NAVY MH-60 HELICOPTER

For over 15 years, any gun, rocket pod, torpedo, or missile placed on the MH-60 Seahawks has been ensured with SAIC systems engineering, firmware, and electrical and mechanical hardware.

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MARINE CORPS AND ARMY G-BOSS

The Ground-Based Operational Surveillance System, a trailer-mounted tower that provides situational awareness for checkpoint security and force protection, is being fielded, integrated, and installed for USMC and Army forces.

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MARINE CORPS LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLES

For the USMC all-terrain vehicles and equipment, we provide development, integration, and sustainment support.

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MANUFACTURING THE MK 48 TORPEDO

The MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo is the Navy's most potent and capable anti-surface and anti-submarine weapon. For the Naval Sea Systems Command, we're manufacturing and integrating the torpedo's afterbody/tailcone, which controls the torpedo's propulsion and steering mechanisms to ensure it maintains its course.

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Photo courtesy of DVIDS

TORPEDO SYSTEMS ENGINEER: PHIL TABOR

This man knows torpedoes. For over 40 years, Phil worked as a supervisory mechanical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport Division. Following his retirement, Phil returned to work on torpedoes for the past 10 years as a senior torpedo systems engineer at the NUWC Propulsion Test Facility. He appreciates that SAIC values hiring retirees who are seasoned professionals who can apply lessons learned to current challenges.

MOVING FORWARD » FRONT-LINE TECHNOLOGY WE HARNESS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS ACROSS SAIC TO SUCCESSFULLY UPGRADE AND INTEGRATE PLATFORMS QUICKLY AND COST EFFECTIVELY.

3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing - otherwise known as 3-D printing – allows prototype development, rapid design iteration, and part production at reduced timelines and costs over traditional manufacturing.

Systems Engineering

Systems engineering drives our platform integration solutions with combinatorial trade studies selecting best-of-breed technologies fitting customers’ objectives. Our model-based approach streamlines development, eliminates red tape, and quickly adapts to ever-changing requirements.

Logistics

From supply chain optimization to design for efficient maintenance and sustainment in the field and tackling obsolescence issues, our talented team helps deliver end-to-end integrated product support for the customer.

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