Microwave Journal

TEAMSAIC Selected for NATO Contract

November 14, 2006

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) as the lead in TEAMSAIC, has been selected to negotiate a firm fixed-price contract to support the integration of the NATO Active Layered Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence

(ALTBMD). The contract will establish a six-year period of performance with an estimated value of €75 M and the majority of the work will be performed in the Netherlands.


NATO is working to tie existing and planned national weapon systems, sensors, battle management, command, control and communications into an integrated defence for the protection of alliance military forces and critical assets. The SAIC-led multinational team will assist in this effort by developing and verifying proposed ALTBMD architectures using an integration test bed that it will design and operate under the contract.

The members of TEAMSAIC are drawn from six NATO nations including France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Team members include: Datamat SpA, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG, European Aerodynamic Defence Systems (EADS) – Space, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), QinetiQ, the Raytheon Co., Thales, ThalesRaytheonSystems and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).