Air Force Research Laboratory Awards Leidos Prime Contract for Sensing Technology

January 09, 2018

RESTON, Va., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® information technology, engineering, and science company, was awarded a prime contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide sensor technology under the Electro-Optical Combined Hyperspectral Imaging, Infrared Search and Track, and Long Range Imaging (EO-CHIL) Program. The single-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has an 87-month period of performance and a total contract ceiling of $47 million. Leidos was also awarded an initial task order under the EO-CHIL Program.

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The key mission of the EO-CHIL program is the defeat of adversary anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) threat environments through extended range high-resolution imaging, hyperspectral sensing, and close-in imaging with expendable sensors. The scope of this program is to investigate, develop, and demonstrate concepts, components, and systems technologies to improve imaging performance for standoff high-resolution imaging (SHRI), hyperspectral sensing, infrared search and track (IRST), and sense and avoid (SAA) technology. This effort encompasses advanced research in focal plane arrays; optics, spectrometers, and optical systems; test targets; field and flight collections algorithm development; simulation of operational imagery; novel sensor concepts; and low cost, size, weight, and power technology.

"The EO-CHIL award continues our collaborative role with the AFRL on leading-edge research and development programs in key military and intelligence sensing technologies," said Leidos Group President, Mike Chagnon. "The program fits within our portfolio of sensor, signal and data processing programs across EO, hyperspectral, ladar, radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and sonar sensing."

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology 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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit

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