US' Leidos has won a $48 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide research and development (R&D) under the Mission Systems Open Architecture Science and Technology (MOAST) Program.
Leidos was also awarded an initial task order under the MOAST Program. Work will be performed primarily at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Many Department of Defense (DoD) programs are faced with the challenge to reduce lifecycle costs while rapidly fielding technologically superior warfighting capability, the company announced Monday.
Design strategies based on widely supported open standards increase the likelihood that future changes to the system will be accomplished cost-effectively.
Under the MOAST program, Leidos will perform R&D to help evolve and expand emerging open systems architecture standards for existing and next-generation Air Force and Department of Defense weapon systems, while also ensuring or enhancing cyber resilience.