The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected L-3 Communications’ Stratis division as one of six prime contractors to support its agile cyber technology (ACT) programme.

Awarded as part of AFRL’s science and technology (S&T) vision of cyber superiority, the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a maximum value of $300m over the course of five years for all contractors.

With the IDIQ award, the company is now qualified to compete for ACT task orders, involving the development and fielding of cyber solutions to address customer requirements.

"We are proud to be part of this agile approach to delivering cyber technologies that help ensure national security," said Les Rose, president of L-3 National Security Solutions Group.

Contract work is scheduled to take place at the company’s cyber programme office in San Antonio, Texas, US, which also serves as the home for 24th Air Force (AFCYBER) and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.

The AFRL Information Directorate’s ACT contract offers a flexible contracting vehicle for rapid development, prototyping, demonstration, evaluation and transition of cyber capabilities between the AFRL, military programme offices and the operational community.

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AFRL is primarily responsible for leading the discovery, development and transition of warfighting technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces across the US Department of Defense (DoD), intelligence agencies and coalition partners.

ITT Exelis, CACI, Assured Information Security (AIS) have also been selected as ACT prime contractors.