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    SAIC Awarded $49 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory - Directed Energy Directorate Company to Support High Energy Research and Applications
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      SAIC Awarded $49 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force Research
      Laboratory -


      Directed Energy Directorate Company to Support High Energy Research
      and Applications for the High Power Microwave Division
      http://investors.saic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=336847


      SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., Sept 25, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via
      COMTEX News Network/ -- Science Applications International
      Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime
      contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed
      Energy Directorate, High Power Microwave (HPM) Division, to support
      high energy research and applications. This indefinite-
      delivery/indefinite- quantity contract has a six year period of
      performance and a total contract value of $49 million. Work will be
      performed primarily at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

      Under the contract, SAIC will develop state-of-the-art systems and
      advance scientific knowledge in the area of directed energy
      technology. SAIC will deliver high power microwave components
      including sources, portable prime power, pulsed power conditioning
      systems, antennas, and novel sources of high energy density plasmas
      in an effort to advance the state-of-the-art and scientific knowledge
      in directed energy and related technology. SAIC has supported AFRL
      for over 20 years developing technology for core product lines,
      including counter electronics and force protection, and working on
      all aspects of HPM systems.

      "We are committed to exploring novel applications of pulsed-power
      technology to transition high-energy concepts from the laboratory to
      the warfighter to help defend America," said John Fratamico, SAIC
      senior vice president and business unit general manager. About SAIC
      SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology
      applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve
      problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national
      security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and
      health. The company's approximately 44,000 employees serve customers
      in the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S.
      Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies
      and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.9
      billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more
      information, visit www.saic.com.

      SAIC: From Science to Solutions(R) Statements in this announcement,
      other than historical data and information, constitute forward-
      looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of
      factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or
      industry results to be very different from the results, performance,
      or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking
      statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to,
      the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
      the period ended January 31, 2008, and other such filings that SAIC
      makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and
      risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such
      forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date
      hereof.

      Contact:

      Melissa Koskovich (703) 676-6762
      melissa.l.koskovich@...
      Laura Luke (703) 676-6533
      laura.luke@...

      SOURCE SAIC http://www.saic.com
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