Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force (USAF) to support the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) to field the latest stealth fighter technology.

The $85m single award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year base period of performance.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide engineering and technical test services in support of AFOTEC activities, including integrated testing in support of fighter aircraft acquisition programmes.

The company will also provide test design, planning, execution and reporting; digital test tool development and training and development of test capability requirements, shortfalls, and solutions.

Work will be carried out at the Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Edwards Air Force Base in California and Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, US.

AFOTEC tests and evaluates new warfighting capabilities and ensures combat-capable system readiness to support the warfighter.