RESTON, Va.Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a global science and technology company in Reston, Virginia, won a U.S. Army task order – with a total value of $64 million over one base year and two nine-month options, if exercised – to integrate, test, and demonstrate three complete Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) manned, multi-intelligent aircraft.
ARL-E aircraft provide a persistent capability to detect, locate, classify/identify, and track surface targets in day and night in nearly all weather conditions, with timeliness and accuracy. Leidos engineers will integrate the Mission Equipment Payload (MEP) onto the DHC-8 aircraft, perform testing, and deliver the complete ARL-E system. Under the option periods, Leidos will integrate the second and third MEP on ARL-E systems 2 and 3. Work will culminate with a system demonstration and delivery of up to three complete ARL-E systems.
Work will be performed primarily at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
"Delivering additional ARL-E MEP systems to the Army recognizes Leidos' success in developing the next generation of modular, mutli-INT intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems to meet evolving threat environment that the nation's combat forces are facing," says Leidos Group President Mike Chagnon.
Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 science and technology solutions and services company working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets, officials say. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 Dec. 2016.
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