Leidos has announced that it has secured a prime contract to upgrade the US Army’s gunnery training simulation systems.

The single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded by the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation.

It carries an estimated value of $104m, with a five-year performance period.

As agreed, Leidos will carry out technological modernisation and concurrency updates to the gunnery training simulators.

These computer-based systems connect the weapon body to a virtual reality system and help the soldiers in honing their skillset on different crew-served weapons.

Leidos C4ISR Solutions senior vice-president Mike Rickels said: “These training simulators enable our warfighters to master their skills and become more proficient on the service’s operating equipment.

“Our team is excited to continue the longstanding support to the US Army in its critical mission to provide gunnery training products to the warfighter in support of training across multiple gunnery trainer variants.”

All related work will be carried out in Orlando, Florida.

The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando focuses on the development, testing and maintenance of testing, training, and information operations capabilities.

Based in Virginia, US, Leidos offers engineering and science solutions and services to the defence, intelligence, civil, and health markets.

In the fiscal year that ended on 1 January 2021, the company recorded annual revenues of approximately $12.3bn.

Last month, Leidos made a strategic investment in the space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics company HawkEye 360.