Many Department of Defense (DoD) programs face the challenge to reduce lifecycle costs while rapidly fielding technologically superior warfighting capability. Design strategies based on widely supported open standards increase the likelihood that future changes to the system will be accomplished cost-effectively. To help the Air Force meet this goal, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has awarded global science and technology company Leidos a prime contract to provide research and development (R&D) under the Mission Systems Open Architecture Science and Technology (MOAST) Program.
Under the MOAST program, Leidos will perform R&D to help evolve and expand emerging open systems architecture standards for existing and next-generation Air Force and DoD weapon systems, while also ensuring or enhancing cyber resilience.
The Multiple Award, Fair Opportunity, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a seven-year period of performance and a total shared contract ceiling of $48 million. Leidos was also awarded an initial task order under the MOAST Program. Work will be performed primarily at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
For the company’s continued application of innovative research and development expertise to help clients, including the Air Force, reduce costs and advance system performance through improvement and adoption of open architecture technologies, Leidos has earned a Winning Contractor commendation.