Leidos has won a contract to provide unit command and control (UC2) software solutions to the US Air Force (USAF).

The single-award cost-plus-fixed fee contract has been awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC. It has a four-year period of performance and a maximum potential value of $12m.

The contract requires Leidos to develop a software-only capability that addresses the legacy requirements and provides improvements to the user interface and operational capability using agile development processes.

In particular, the company will provide open standards and open architecture solutions that provide improved access to authoritative data. It will also supply agile software development processes to rapidly respond to operator formal and derived requirements, and help ensure full interoperability with other air force C2 systems.

"This strategic win offers further validation …mission-focused domain expertise, positions Leidos to deliver capability to the warfighter quickly and at great value to the air force."

Leidos Group president John Fratamico said: "This strategic win offers further validation that our differentiated technology position, combined with passionate mission-focused domain expertise, positions Leidos to deliver capability to the warfighter quickly and at great value to the air force."

UC2 is a suite of tools deployed within fixed and expeditionary bases for command and control at the wing and squadron level.

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Specifically, the tool provides the wing commander with an information system to plan, train, and execute daily operations, as well as tasking received from the Air and Space Operations Center, as reported by Jacobs Technology.

Work under the contract is scheduled to be primarily carried out at the company’s facilities in Reston, Virginia and Morgantown, West Virginia, US.

Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Air Forcle Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is one of five centres under the Air Force Materiel Command and is also the single centre responsible for total life cycle management of air force weapon systems.