Leidos will showcase solutions for Army advantage at AUSA 2023
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AUSA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition returns Oct. 9-11 to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Why you should attend: The Army’s premier tradeshow event of the year, AUSA will feature exhibits and demonstrations from more than 650 vendors and is expected to draw more than 33,000 attendees.
Retired Army Major General John George, a Leidos Strategic Account Executive, said it’s an opportunity to create unparalleled understanding of how to help the Army achieve its operational imperatives, which include sensing farther and more persistently on an extended battlefield and protecting forces from emerging air, missile and drone threats.
- “AUSA is the perfect chance to not only hear from our Army customers to better support these requirements, but also a chance to show them a wide range of capabilities that may apply to them,” says George. “It’s that two-way conversation that leads to better collaboration as the Army looks toward 2030 and beyond.”
Protecting Army forces: On the floor, Leidos will showcase an Army critical capability called Enduring Shield, a transportable, ground-based system designed to engage and defeat cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft and more.
- “As we’re seeing in Eastern Europe, there’s a proliferation of new artillery, rockets, mortars and unmanned systems to defend against at a number of locations,” says George. “Enduring Shield is a low-cost solution with open architecture which allows it to integrate with different types of interceptors.”
George said the company nominated Enduring Shield for Best New or Enhanced Product in the AUSA 2023 National Partner Awards.
, Army Strategic Account Executive
The Army is a people business. It’s critical to recognize that people are the foundation for the Army’s readiness, and that families are the foundation for a Soldier’s ability to be ready.
Sensing farther and more persistently: Leidos will also feature video demonstrations of its line of special mission aircraft including Artemis II, a high-altitude, long-range business jet modified for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
Currently on deployment, ARTEMIS II is part of the company’s expanding fleet of self-owned and operated ISR planes designed to fill a gap in the Army’s ability to collect battlefield intelligence.
George said the company is also excited to feature its Buckeye integrated sensor solution which provides high-resolution 3D imagery and easily mounts to a wide range of Army platforms.
- “These solutions help provide the Army with an understanding of terrain that’s so much better than anything our adversaries have now,” says George. “This level of situational awareness will improve the Army’s ability to deliver long-range fires, maneuver in contested space and much more.”
AI-powered training solutions: George said the company will also feature its Gunnery Training System, a product line of virtual training solutions for a wide range of Army platforms including Abrams, Bradley, LAV-25 and Stryker® fighting vehicles.
- “These training systems deliver a cost-effective and efficient solution to help warfighters become more proficient on their weapons systems,” says George. “Commanders can maximize the time they have available for training with the flexibility this solution provides. Their Soldiers can get the reps they need in the virtual environment, making them more prepared when they start shooting live rounds downrange.”
Supporting military families: Finally, Leidos is the presenting sponsor of this year’s AUSA Military Family Forums, sessions which give attendees the opportunity to participate in discussions around the unique needs of military families.
- “The Army is a people business,” George said. “It’s critical to recognize that people are the foundation for the Army’s readiness, and that families are the foundation for a Soldier’s ability to be ready. I’m proud that Leidos is committed to help care for Army families so that they have the quality of life they deserve and in turn, our Soldiers can focus on delivering on their missions.”
To view a complete list of Leidos demonstrations, please click here.
To learn more, visit Leidos at booth #1039 in Hall A, or contact our media relations team.