Leidos wins $900m contract to support US Army's TUAS


Leidos has secured a prime contract from the US Army to provide technical services and field support for the service's tactical unmanned aircraft systems (TUAS).

The company is one of three contractors eligible to compete for work under the contract, valued at $900m.

The contract requires Leidos to provide worldwide technical services and field support for TUAS as well as ground control stations, and universal ground data terminals.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) employs TUAS across all echelons to support tactical, operational, and strategic operations, Leidos stated.

"Leidos will also carry out non-repetitive development, integration, investigation, inspection, analysis and corrective action, testing, and evaluation."

Leidos Defense & Intelligence president Tim Reardon said: "Leidos' expertise and success in integrating difficult aviation technical solutions, as well as our sustained excellence in delivering product and field support in austere overseas environments, enables us to support the US Army in their mission to employ tactical unmanned aircraft systems in support of our warfighters.”

Under the contract, Leidos will also carry out non-repetitive development, integration, investigation, inspection, analysis and corrective action, testing, and evaluation.

Leidos said that the work carried out as part of the deal will help the army to identify and integrate technologies and capabilities easily and reduce command stress on US Armed Forces by relieving them of several operational requirements.

The contract will also decrease the number of military personnel the DoD must deploy and sustain overseas.