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01:25 PM, November 24, 2015
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Leidos has won a $661.8 million contract from the US Army to design, produce, integrate and test for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) program of record.

The contract has a five-year period of performance, the company announced today.

The ARL-E is a manned multi-INT airborne platform that provides a persistent capability to detect, locate, classify/identify and track surface targets in day/night, near-all-weather conditions, with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy.

The first task order will provide the System of Systems (SoS) integration of an extensible Mission Equipment Payload (MEP), including the modification of Bombardier DHC-8 aircraft.

Through the duration of the task order contract, Leidos, with its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and teammates Argon ST (a Boeing Company), L-3 ComCept, and Dynamic Aviation, will provide low-cost, high-maturity solutions using a flexible open architecture that enables integration of future capabilities, promotes growth, and maximizes the Army's investments.

The team has operationally integrated and flown every type of Government identified sensor in the ARL-E solicitation, validating the company's offering for the ARL-E mission equipment payload (MEP) as a technologically sound, low-risk solution.

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