The US Department of Defense has awarded Leidos a $1.5 billion task order to support rapid technology insertion for global missions.

Technology insertion is the integration of new hardware and software capabilities within an established framework to provide higher performance for a specific function.

Under the agreement, Leidos will leverage command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) capabilities to improve technology insertion innovations for multiple services and missions.

C5ISR is an extended command and control framework providing cybersecurity, reliable data, and communication access to enhance soldier and commander situational awareness and decision-making on complex missions.

The company will integrate new technology into existing and legacy systems for improved effectiveness to support warfighters during C5ISR operations.

The contract has a one-year base period with four optional years. Work for the program will be performed at multiple locations worldwide.

“In today’s battlefield, the command who has actionable multi and cross domain data fastest is the one with the high ground,” Leidos Defense Group President Gerry Fasano said.

“Leidos has finely tuned our portfolio of expertise and developed a dynamic enterprise suite of C5ISR solutions, including Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) tools to ensure our warfighters exploit state-of-the-art technology to maintain their decisive advantage and enable joint synergy for operational superiority.”

“We are honored to support this critical mission, providing readiness against evolving global threats.”

C5ISR Support in the US Navy

In January, the US Navy awarded BAE Systems a contract to support its C5ISR systems for five years.

The agreement includes in-service engineering, post-fielding, and sustainment support alongside major C5ISR technical upgrades across military services and US defense facilities.

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