Leidos Secures $32 Million Defense Radar Contract

Leidos will produce four Medium Range Air Defense Radar (MRADR) prototype systems within a two-year span, with development of the required sensors led by the company's Dynetics team By Joseph Macey / 29 Nov 2023
Leidos Secures $32 Million Defense Radar Contract
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Leidos has been awarded a new $32 million contract by the Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to develop new defense radar systems.

The company will produce four Medium Range Air Defense Radar (MRADR) prototype systems within a two-year span, with the Leidos Dynetics team leading the development of the required sensors.

Leidos’ Dynetics Group previously developed the Marine Expeditionary Long Range Persistent Sensor (MELPS) assets through the Office of Naval Research Multi-domain Radar in Contested Environments (MuDRaCE) program, which was managed by Leidos’ Innovation Center (LInC). Those sensors provide a 360-degree field of view that combines digitized antennas and receivers with sophisticated signal processing techniques to provide a persistent, high-quality air picture with no detectable electromagnetic footprint.

Work on the new systems will be based off expertise from previous sensor development programs as well as feedback from live demonstrations.

Work will primarily be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with some labor conducted in Arlington, Virginia. The current delivery date is scheduled for 2025.

“This win represents a significant transition for the Leidos team,” said Larry Barisciano, the weapons technology operations manager for Leidos’ Dynetics Group. “Our successful R&D process has created a path for this opportunity to become a true program of record. We’re excited to begin developing, producing and deploying these sensors for our nation’s Marines.”

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