Leidos has been selected as one of the prime contractors to provide a range of support services to the US Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

Awarded by the Army Contracting Command (ACC), the multiple-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee / firm fixed-price, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year performance period and maximum potential of $300m for all seven awardees.

"Our efforts for ARDEC are critical to effectively and quickly responding to soldiers’ armament-related, high-priority field needs."

Leidos will provide processing, supply and fabrication of armament-related products, and fabrication or refurbishment of armaments to ARDEC through the joint munitions and lethality lifecycle management command (JM&L LCMC) programme office.

Additional contract responsibilities include the provision of associated manufacturing equipment and prototyping and engineering services.

Leidos Engineering Solutions Group president James Moos said: "This contract offers Leidos the opportunity to support a new programme office, the JM&L LCMC, with our advanced engineering and technology expertise.

"Our efforts for ARDEC are critical to effectively and quickly responding to soldiers’ armament-related, high-priority field needs."

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Specifically, the agreement streamlines ARDEC’s procurement strategy through JM&L LCMC to accomplish their mission, while ensuring fast delivery of armament and weapons systems from research and development facilities to the theatre for current military operations.

Other contract awardees include Alliant Techsystems Operations, Battelle Memorial Institute, Booz Allen Hamilton, Concurrent Technologies and General Dynamics Ordinance Tactical Systems.

Work under the contract is likely to finish in July 2019.

Headquartered at the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, US, ARDEC is responsible for rapid responses to requirements for armament-related products and services.

Defence Technology