Leidos of Reston, VA announced on March 13 that it was awarded a prime contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide research and development (R&D) under the Mission Systems Open Architecture Science and Technology (MOAST) Program. 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.
Many Department of Defense (DoD) programs are faced with 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. 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.
“We look forward to applying our innovative research and development expertise to help the Air Force reduce costs and advance system performance through the improvement and adoption of open architecture technologies,” said Mike Chagnon, Leidos Advanced Solutions Group president.