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SAIC Announces NATO Missile Deal for Troop Defense

Science Applications International Corp., a San Diego-based defense contractor, announced Nov. 28 it struck a $95 million contract deal with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to assist with one of its missile defense programs.

NATO is a military alliance of 26 countries throughout North America and Europe. The defense company signed a firm-fixed price contract of six years.

SAIC will provide an engineering solution for NATO’s Active Layered Theater Ballistic Missile Defense capability, according to a company statement.

The program was created to help defend deployed troops against theater-range ballistic missiles.

The international organization hopes to have operational capability for its missile defense program by 2010.

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“This international venue provides an appropriate backdrop for the commencement of the (ballistic missile defense program) systems engineering and integration contract,” said Beverly Seay, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Analysis, Simulation, Systems Engineering and Training unit.

SAIC has more than 43,000 employees internationally. The company recently went public. Its New York Stock Exchange symbol is SAI. Shares closed Nov. 28 at $18.90.

, Amy Yarnall

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