Leidos receives $1.5B DOD task order
Reston-based Fortune 500 contractor to enhance C5ISR missions
Reston-based Fortune 500 government contractor Leidos has received a task order valued up to $1.5 billion to support the Department of Defense with technology to enhance its Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) missions, the company announced Wednesday.
Under the contract, Leidos will focus on the rapid insertion of technologies across the agency’s mission spectrum and integrate new tech with existing and legacy systems. The award includes a one-year base period with four additional one-year options with work being performed across the globe.
“In today’s battlefield, the command who has actionable multi- and cross-domain data fastest is the one with the high ground,” Leidos Defense Group President Gerry Fasano said in a statement. “Leidos has finely tuned our portfolio of expertise and developed a dynamic enterprise suite of C5ISR solutions, including Joint All-Domain Command and Control tools, to ensure our warfighters exploit state-of-the-art technology to maintain their decisive advantage and enable joint synergy for operational superiority. We are honored to support this critical mission, providing readiness against evolving global threats.”
In August, Leidos entered into an agreement with British technology aerospace manufacturer Cobham Ltd. to purchase the special missions business from its Australia-based Cobham Aviation Services subsidiary. Financial details were not disclosed.