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US Army Partners With Leidos in DIABLO Sensors Program Under $631M Contract

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US Army Partners With Leidos in DIABLO Sensors Program Under $631M Contract

The U.S. Army will pursue its program to acquire aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors and integrated networks to enable multiple intelligence capabilities through a $631 million task order that the service branch has awarded to Leidos. 

According to the Reston, Virginia-based company, it will work with the Army’s Project Director Sensors-Aerial Intelligence in the program dubbed Development, Integration, Acquisitions, Bridging to Logistics and Operations. The contract, awarded by the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, has a potential 10-year duration, Leidos said Tuesday.

The task order calls for Leidos’ support to PD SAI’s fielding of AISR sensor life cycle services across multiple intelligence areas, such as electro-optical/infrared, geospatial intelligence and measurement and signature intelligence, according to the DIABLO solicitation documents.

Leidos noted that its support of the program will provide agility and adaptability to PD SAI’s efforts on the Army’s modernization. To demonstrate its capabilities as a provider of sensor and technology solutions, Leidos presented to the Army independent supplier evaluations on other ISR programs that it currently supports.

Tim Freeman, Leidos senior vice president for airborne systems, expressed excitement over the DIABLO contract and cited the company’s full lifecycle work on sensors and airborne ISR as a legacy providing the opportunity to expand future work with the Army.

In April, Leidos booked a potential $267 million contract on hardware sustainment, modernization, refresher training and logistics services for the Army’s Communications Electronics Command, the Integrated Logistics Support Center, the Field Support Directorate and the Force Modernization Division.

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