Leidos won a new $32 million defense radar systems development contract from the Marine Corps System Command through the Consortium Management Group.
The contract calls for four Medium Range Air Defense Radar prototype systems within a 2-year span. Leidos’ Dynetics team will be leading the development of the required sensors.
“This win represents a significant transition for the Leidos team,” said Larry Barisciano, the weapons technology operations manager for Leidos’ Dynetics Group. “Our successful R&D process has created a path for this opportunity to become a true program of record. We’re excited to begin developing, producing, and deploying these sensors for our nation’s Marines.”
Leidos’ Dynetics Group developed the Marine Expeditionary Long Range Persistent Sensor assets through the Office of Naval Research Multi-domain Radar in Contested Environments program, which was managed by Leidos’ Innovation Center.
Those sensors provide a 360-degree field of view that combines digitized antennas and receivers with sophisticated signal processing techniques to provide a persistent, high-quality air picture with no detectable electromagnetic footprint.
The new systems will be developed using insights from past sensor projects and input from live demos. Most of the work will happen in Huntsville, Alabama, but some will be in Arlington, Virginia. The expected completion is in 2025.