Leidos wins electromagnetic systems research contract from USAF


Leidos has secured an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from the US Air Force (USAF) for the research and development of electromagnetic systems.

Valued at $38m, the contract requires the company to research the development of high-power electromagnetic (HPEM) technology in order to produce and advance next-generation HPEM sources.

Leidos Advanced Solutions Group president Mike Chagnon said: "We look forward to continuing our efforts for the Air Force by developing critical next-generation capabilities such as this HPEM technology.

"As threats become more advanced, Leidos is committed to creating innovative solutions that enable our customers to achieve their missions."

"As threats become more advanced, Leidos is committed to creating innovative solutions that enable our customers to achieve their missions."

Leidos will set up a programme and research facility and carry out component research, as part of the contract.

Additionally, the company will be working with the government and other researchers toward their HPEM objectives.

The contract also covers diagnostic and data acquisition, as well as laboratory preparation work. The deal also includes an initial cost-plus-fixed-fee task order for $11m.

Work under the contract will be carried out at Kirtland Air Force Base for the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Earlier in January this year, Leidos was contracted by the USAF to provide mission planning systems engineering and integration for the Joint Mission Planning Enterprise.

Under the $350m contract, the company will continue to provide Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) architecture design, programme management, system integration, and independent validation, verification and evaluation (IVV&E) products.