American defense company, Leidos was awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Navy to provide submarine detection sonar services.
The single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price award has a three-year ordering period and a total value of approximately $73 million. Work will be performed in Virginia and Mississippi.
Leidos engineers will help the Navy’s Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office achieve long-range detection and classification of submarines in deep water environments through the fabrication, testing, and delivery of Transformational Reliable Acoustic Path System (TRAPS) prototype units. Leidos originally developed the TRAPS system under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract awarded in 2014 for the Distributed Agile Submarine Hunting (DASH) program. Since then, the company has continued to develop and field TRAPS Prototype Systems in support of U.S. Navy operations and has been the sole provider of these systems since the program’s inception.
“This award underscores our continuous support to the Navy’s Undersea Warfare mission area and further emphasizes our commitment to both fixed, deployable and mobile acoustic surveillance capabilities,” said Eric Freeman, Leidos C4ISR Solutions Operation Manager. “Our team will continue to provide warfighters with innovative, cost-efficient solutions that modernize, upgrade, and improve the technical performance of the TRAPS Prototype Systems in a critical domain.”