McLean-based Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a prime contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide engineering and technical support for the Navy Tactical Mobile Program, or TacMobile.
The one-year contract with four more one-year options is worth as much as $108 million.
Under the contract, SAIC will support mission planning and data processing for Navy reconnaissance flights performing anti-submarine warfare and intelligence and surveillance missions.
SAIC (NYSE: SAI) had fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $123 million, up from $120 million a year earlier.
Its fourth-quarter revenue climbed 7 percent to $2.68 billion.
Although the weapons used in the K Project were much smaller (up to 300 kilotons) than the United States Starfish Prime test of 1962, since the K Project tests were done over a populated large land mass (and also at a location where the Earth’s magnetic field was greater), the damage caused by the resulting EMP was much greater. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the level of this damage was communicated informally to scientists in the United States. Formal scientific documentation of some of the EMP damage in Kazakhstan exists but is still sparse in the open scientific literature.