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Catapharact
27-08-09, 01:17
All I can say is, FINALLY! The dealings for this contract were long and hard but worth it IMO.

SAIC to Support U.S. Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia

Company to Help Establish Saudi War College

SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va.

Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Military Training Mission (USMTM) to support the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces (SAAF) by establishing a Saudi War College (SWC) that meets educational and administrative standards of US War Colleges. The contract has a one year base period of performance, three one-year options and a contract value of more than $11 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The USMTM to Saudi Arabia is a joint training mission and functional component command under the military command of the U.S. Central Command. The USMTM advises and assists the SAAF through security assistance efforts by developing, training and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to facilitate regional security. Under the contract, SAIC will help establish an SWC to assist in preparing and educating Saudi leaders to face domestic and global challenges. SAIC will help establish a state-of-the-art educational institution, and develop and implement a flexible curriculum that will enable the SWC to adapt to future Saudi mission requirements. SAIC will also recruit, hire, and retain fully qualified Saudi instructors, develop and implement a quality assurance plan, and establish a career and mentoring program for SWC instructors.

"SAIC is honored to support the SAAF by helping establish a world-class SWC. We believe that SAAF, teamed with SAIC, has the prerequisites for creating a prestigious military institution for the education of strategic leaders," said Charles Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.

For those who don't know much about SAIC, these guys are the one responsible for creating world class military weapons and assist in tactical information and training missions for special forces, Agents, Military and Civil Task Forces, etc.

irjudd
27-08-09, 01:53
Hurray! :yah:

Right? :confused:

Catapharact
27-08-09, 02:02
For SA anyway ;).

Up until now, the Special forces in SA specialize in infiltration, Urban Combat and Desert Combat senerios. Its what they have trained day and night for. However with the assistance of SAIC they can expand their field of expertise.