The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded the first contract under the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program to Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin Corp will receive $10 million for the initial nine-month phase of the missile demonstration project, and an additional award is expected. The joint DARPA/U.S. Navy LRASM program will provide Navy surface forces with leap-ahead anti-surface warfare capability to engage critical targets at extended ranges. The LRASM concept is consistent with DARPA’s mission to prevent technological surprise and designed to reduce dependence on precision intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, data links, and GPS by demonstrating advanced onboard sensing and processing capabilities.
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential five-year, $149.9M contract to design and develop software for the National Institutes of Health's Office of Extramural Research, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday.
Herndon, Va.-based LDRM has secured a potential five-year, $388.9M contract from the State Department to provide professional services and support digitization efforts for U.S. visa pre-processing activities, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday.