Leidos wins $480m US Army contract to support DAGRS programme

20 October 2017 (Last Updated October 27th, 2017 08:32)

Leidos has secured a prime contract from the US Army to develop, field, and support mission- oriented technology solutions for global responders.

Leidos has secured a prime contract from the US Army to develop, field, and support mission-oriented technology solutions for global responders.

Under the five-year contract, the company will support the US Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Command’s Communications and Electronic Research, Development, and Engineering Center’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) under the deployable adaptive global responder support (DAGRS) programme.

The NVESD is responsible for supporting army, joint expeditionary, special operations, intelligence and other mission-focused activities by providing rapid access to technology solutions.

Leidos Group president Mike Chagnon said: “Under the contract, Leidos will continue to rapidly develop, field, and support mission­ oriented technology solutions for global responders across the Department of Defense and the federal government. These solutions will effectively address the ever-changing threats to our national security.”

The DAGRS contract covers the delivery of Leidos’ contracts and programme management solutions to enable the NVESD to provide responsive and adaptive capabilities to the Army and US military.

“These solutions will effectively address the ever-changing threats to our national security.”

Work under the contract will include research and development, operational integration, operational analysis and assessment, and other necessary support, including logistics and communications.

The company is one of the ten contractors, who were awarded the multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract worth $480m.

Peraton and CACI are also among the DAGRS contract awardees.

The contract requires Peraton to supply coordination and technology-based solutions that help the US armed services, allied forces, academic and industry partners develop future and contingency response activities globally.

CACI will develop and integrate electro-optic and infrared technologies that enable forward deployed units to conduct their operations at night and in adverse visibility conditions.