Leidos Australia adds AeroPM to Land 129 Phase 3 project bid
(Canberra, Australia) June 25, 2020 – Leidos Australia (NYSE:LDOS) today announced it has signed a teaming agreement with AeroPM, an Australian Small to Medium Enterprise (SME), for expert technical, airworthiness, certification, test and evaluation advice for the Land 129 Phase 3 tender response.
The Land 129 project will replace and enhance the existing Australian Army’s Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) and contribute to strengthening Australia’s sovereign capability. Leidos Australia is one of four companies shortlisted to compete for the conceptual system integration design phase of the project.
“Leidos is committed to working with Australian companies across all of our tenders, and Land 129 Phase 3 is no different,” said Paul Chase, Leidos Australia Chief Executive. “AeroPM is an impressive Australian veteran-owned SME, which is not only supporting the Australian industry, but also the veteran community. They have a solid record working on complex technical programs and their strengths complement our exciting offering.”
Led by Chief Executive Officer Emily Frizell and General Manager Adam Frizell, AeroPM will support Leidos to achieve type certification and continuing airworthiness for both the platform and mission support systems. In addition, AeroPM will provide support for delivery, transition, operational service strategy, and the test and evaluation program.
“We look forward to working with Leidos and supporting the future of Defence,” said Emily Frizell, AeroPM Chief Executive Officer. “With a high percentage of ex-service personnel on our team and our experience supporting Defence projects, we have significant insight into the needs of the men and women on the ground.”
AeroPM engaged with Leidos Australia after a recent call requesting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Australian companies to join the bid via the Leidos Australian Partner Portal. Together, AeroPM and Leidos have a shared vision in developing a solution that best supports Defence’s current and future needs.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 37,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.