US technology firm Leidos won a contract worth more than $27 million to install an undersea warfare combat system on board US Navy warships, the Department of Defense said in a press release.
The contract award also includes a foreign military sales clause for installation of the gear on Spanish and Japanese ships.
"Leidos Innovations Corp., is being awarded a $27,440,459 to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for the material travel, other direct cost and direct cost for integrated logistic support, core waterfront support and the installation of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare systems," the release stated on Tuesday.
The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15, the release explained, is "a surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats."
Work is expected to be completed by August 2018, the release added.