BAE Systems has been named principal team mate to Science Applications International Corporation on a contract to develop an enhanced intelligence capability to provide the US military faster access to information.

BAE Systems

will work with

Science Applications International Corporation

to develop an enhanced intelligence capability to provide US 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 $250m that will combine geospatial intelligence with information collected by tactical ground and air forces to improve the quality and availability of information.

‘GRIDS will enable analysts to rapidly collect, analyse, and manage information from multiple sources to significantly enhance warfighter combat situational awareness,’ said John Osterholz, BAE Systems vice president and general manager for Integrated C4ISR systems in Reston, Virginia.

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.