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Dynetics Receives $90M Contract to Produce Laser Air Monitoring System for NASA’s Crewed Lunar Missions

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has secured a potential $90 million contract to build a laser-based technology to measure the temperature, pressure, carbon dioxide and oxygen within the Orion spacecraft during NASA’s planned human missions to the moon.

Huntsville, Alabama-based Dynetics will produce the Laser Air Monitoring System for crewed flights beginning with Artemis III mission under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the space agency said Saturday.

The award has a $17.8 million initial value and covers long-lead procurement items, a qualification testing unit and design modification services.

NASA said the contract will reach its potential value if the agency requires additional flight units or parts for other agency initiatives, which include the Orion program, during the four-year performance period.

Dynetics provided the first LAMS unit to the agency in September 2020 for use in the first crewed lunar mission, Artemis II.

Leidos acquired the engineering, applied science and information technology contractor for $1.65 billion cash in February of last year.

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