Defence technology firm Leidos has announced that it has secured a task order to support the US Department of Defense ’s (Dod ) various services.

The order requires the company to take up works across the globe and comes with a ceiling value of over $1.5bn, if all solutions are deployed.

The contract comes with a one-year base period of performance and four one-year option periods.

Under the task order, Leidos will work on accelerating technological innovation by leveraging command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR) capabilities.

The company will support the US Government with rapid technology insertions across services to improve C5ISR operations.

The works will also focus on improving the efficiency of legacy systems through new technology.

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

“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 honoured to support this critical mission, providing readiness against evolving global threats.”

According to Leidos, the task order will help the company support the soldiers with increased C5ISR capabilities. 

In March this year, Leidos secured a Defense Enclave Services indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the US Defense Information Systems Agency .