Sierra Nevada Corporation, Leidos, Awarded Army’s Airborne Reconnaissance Low – Enhanced Aircraft System Contract

SPARKS, Nev., January 06, 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.

With years of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) experience supporting a variety of military customers, including the U.S. Army, the Leidos/SNC team provides superior solutions that meet the current and future mission needs for the Armed Services. The team has operationally integrated and flown every type of Government identified sensor in the ARL-E solicitation, validating its offering for the ARL-E MEP as a technologically-sound, low-risk solution.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation 
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, delivers technology and teams designed to connect and protect, through innovative solutions in aircraft, aerospace, electronics, cyber and avionics. With a track record of success spanning five decades, SNC has been honored as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies, “The Top Woman-owned Federal Contractor in the U.S.,” and is among “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space.” SNC and its subsidiaries and affiliates operate under the leadership of President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, with a workforce of more than 3,000 personnel in 33 locations in 18 U.S. states, England, Germany and Turkey.

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