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November 11, 2021

Leidos to deliver GEOINT capability for UK NCGI’s PICASSO programme

Leidos to deliver GEOINT capability for UK NCGI’s PICASSO programme

Leidos has won a contract to deliver geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) capability in support of the UK’s National Centre for Geospatial Intelligence (NCGI).

The contract has been awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and will be executed as part of the PICASSO programme.

The three-year contract has an option of an additional year and is valued at up to £70m, including all options.

PICASSO programme is a collection of legacy systems, said Leidos in a statement.

The enduring capability programme provides UK forces with intelligence derived from strategic or tactical mapping and digital geographic information and imagery.

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This integrated geospatial intelligence on the battlefield helps the British Armed Forces and Partners across Government (PAG) in making informed decisions on national security tasks.

According to the company, the programme will be eventually shifted to a common service management model, which will be delivered according to the approaches of the industry standard.

Leidos UK and Europe chief executive Simon Fovargue said: “We’re proud to continue our support of the UK and Five eyes community, providing innovations and deploying efficient and effective capabilities and technologies.

“By leveraging our technical, engineering and software expertise, our teams will work to advance the MoD’s agile and modernisation efforts, providing our nation’s leaders, military and allies with actionable intelligence and critical information to protect and defend our military, government and international partners.”

Under the latest award, Leidos will introduce several modernisation initiatives to enhance service delivery, user experience, as well as transparency of the overall programme.

In cooperation with the UK MoD’s community of internal service providers, Leidos will primarily carry out the modernisation of infrastructure, storage and end user access.

Earlier this month, Leidos posted a 7% year-over-year growth in the third quarter (Q3 2021) revenues to $3.48bn, compared to $3.242bn in Q3 2020.

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