Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a $334 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the development of a larger class air-breathing hypersonic system that will employ a standardized payload interface to carry out multiple missions.
A Leidos-led team will aim to design a vehicle powered by a scramjet engine and capable of traveling at a speed above Mach 5 as part of the Expendable Hypersonic Multi-mission Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Strike project, also known as Mayhem, the company said Friday.
Calspan, Draper and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) will serve on the prime contractor’s design team to coordinate with the government, private and education sectors for R&D and prototyping work.
AFRL issued a $24 million initial order that covers the system requirements and conceptual design assessment phases with a digital engineering framework.
Leidos will also be responsible for model-based systems engineering and programming efforts under the 51-month project.
The laboratory received six proposals for the contract, according to a Department of Defense announcement.