Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) won a task order on the Joint Range Extension Support contract from the Australian Department of Defence. The contract has a three-year base period of performance with two, one-year options.

On this contract, SAIC will provide the Australian military with technical support, software updates, configuration management and training on the JRE solution. The JRE software solution enables militaries to send and receive information over or between tactical data links as well as relaying tracking data for friendly, adversarial, and even unknown aircraft, vessels and vehicles.

Coalition operations involve the use of many types of communications networks and protocols among the military forces of multiple nations. The JRE data link gateway serves as the interface for these different military tactical data links, integrating them to let coalition and allied partners see and understand the global battlefield in order to plan and coordinate their efforts more effectively.