Leidos Wins at The Edison Awards
The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Leidos was voted a Gold Winner for innovation in the Tactical & Industrial Technology category at the April 20th event at The Capitale in New York City.
Leidos received the award for its support of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program, an entirely new class of ocean-going vessel—one intended to traverse thousands of kilometers over the open seas for months at a time, all without a single crew member aboard.
The Edison Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
Leidos has been awarded a prime contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) to provide technology support to Combat Environment Instrumentation Systems (CEIS). The multiple-award cost-plus fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a 5-year ordering period and a total contract value of approximately $197 million for all awardees. Work will be performed primarily in China Lake, Calif. and Point Mugu, Calif. Leidos is one of six contractors eligible to compete for task orders under the contract.
Leidos has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army to provide Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) technical services and field support. The multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a three-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total contract value of $900 million for all awardees. Leidos is one of three contractors eligible to compete for work under the contract.