SPARKS, Nev. (Jan. 6, 2016) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and partner, Reston, Virginia’s, Leidos, have been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to design, produce, integrate and test for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) program of record. The ARL-E program is a manned, multiple intelligence (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 single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year period of performance and a total ceiling value of $661 million. The first task order under the IDIQ 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 contract, Leidos, the prime contractor, SNC and other teammates Argon ST (a Boeing Company) and L-3 ComCept, will provide an affordable, high-maturity solution using a flexible open architecture that enables integration of future capabilities. The goal is to promote growth and maximize the Army’s investments.
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