Leidos secures $631M Army sensor integration award

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The so-called DIABLO program eyes a platform-agnostic approach and extensive relationships with original equipment makers.

Leidos has booked a potential 10-year, $631 million contract for integration and logistics services to the Army that will focus on the service branch's sensors.

The DIABLO program – short for Development, Integration, Acquisitions, Bridging to Logistics & Operations – supports the Army's lineup of sensors and other integrated systems used for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. DIABLO was originally awarded to Leidos in April.

"Our full lifecycle work on sensors and airborne ISR is a legacy we're proud of, and we look forward to expand upon that in support of the Army's future capabilities work," Tim Freeman, senior vice president for airborne systems at Leidos, said in a release Tuesday.

Solicitation documents lay out the scope of work as covering systems that are government-owned and -operated, government-owned and contractor-operated, and contractor-owned and -operated.

DIABLO is also intended to take a platform-agnostic approach via independent technology and supplier evaluations.

The Army was particularly interested in contractors who could "maximize business relationships with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in order to meet performance requirements."