RESTON, Va., 26 Nov. 2015. Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, won a prime contract by the U.S. Army to design, produce, integrate, and test for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) program of record. The single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year period of performance and a total ceiling value of $661.8 million.
The ARL-E is a manned multi-INT airborne platform that provides a persistent capability to detect, locate, classify/identify, and track surface targets in day/night, near-all-weather conditions, with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy. The first task order under the IDIQ will provide the System of Systems (SoS) integration of an extensible Mission Equipment Payload (MEP), including the modification of Bombardier DHC-8 (a.k.a., the Dash-8) aircraft.
Through the duration of the IDIQ task order contract, Leidos, with its partner Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and teammates Argon ST (a Boeing Company), L-3 ComCept, and Dynamic Aviation, will provide low-cost, high-maturity solutions using a flexible open architecture that enables integration of future capabilities, promotes growth, and maximizes the Army's investments.
"We are incredibly excited to continue our legacy of supporting the U.S. Army on vital airborne programs," said Leidos Chief Executive Officer Roger Krone.
"We remain dedicated to supporting our customer and providing mission effective technology at a competitive price," adds Leidos Group President John Fratamico.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions provider working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The company's 19,000 employees support vital missions for government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.06 billion for its fiscal year ended 30 January 2015.
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