US Air Force Awards Counter-Small UAS Contract

Leidos will enhance the Air Force’s capability to detect, identify, track and defeat small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) through a wide range of system and software maintenance, development, and deployment tasks By DA Reporter / 22 Dec 2021
Leidos CsUAS

Leidos has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Air Force to support the service’s Counter-small Unmanned Aerial System (C-sUAS) efforts. This single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total estimated value of $82 million and includes a one-year period, as well as four one-year options. 

Leidos will support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and enhance the air base defender’s capability to detect, identify, track and defeat sUAS. The company will achieve this through a wide range of system and software maintenance, development, and deployment tasks. 

Leidos’ innovation and agile technologies will play a critical role in enhancing base security capabilities, while enabling a fully connected defense solution to combat anticipated threats to air bases worldwide.

“The complex and rapid proliferation of small, unmanned aircraft systems by adversaries presents new risks and challenges for our armed forces,” said Will Johnson, Leidos Senior Vice President, Logistics and Mission Support. “We are proud to support the Air Force’s mission to increase the operational capability of fielded and future C-sUAS equipment.”

The contractual work will be performed at various Continental United States (CONUS) sites.

Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is one of six centers reporting to the Air Force Materiel Command and provides test and evaluation, life cycle management services and sustainment for every major Air Force weapon system.

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