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Up to $60M to SAIC for Tomahawk Weapons System Support

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Tomahawk launch fromUSS Farragut [DDG-99](click to view full) Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) received a task order from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to support the Tomahawk weapons system program. The task order has a 1-year base period of performance, 4 one-year options, and a total value of more than $60 million if all options are exercised. The task order was awarded under the US Navy’s SeaPort-e contract. The Tomahawk is a submarine or ship-launched land-attack cruise missile… After launch, a solid propellant propels the missile until a small turbofan engine takes over for the cruise portion of flight. Radar detection of the Tomahawk missile is difficult because of its small cross-section, low altitude flight. Similarly, infrared detection is difficult because the turbofan engine emits little heat. Tomahawk systems include a Global Positioning System receiver; an upgrade of the optical Digital Scene Matching Area Correlation (DSMAC) system; time of arrival control; and 402 turbo engines. The Tomahawk has been used to attack a variety of fixed targets, including air defense and communications sites, often in high-threat environments. The land attack version of Tomahawk has inertial and terrain contour matching radar guidance, which uses a stored map reference to compare […]

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