Dynetics, a Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) company, has received a potential $124.7 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide cyber electromagnetic activities support for the service branch’s missile and space program executive office.
Dynetics will provide CEMA resiliency support to enable the Army’s air and missile defense weapon systems to counter cyberattacks and protect U.S. warfighters, Leidos said Tuesday.
The Leidos subsidiary will also perform survivability and resiliency exercises to test such weapons systems against layered CEMA effects under the contract with Army Contracting Command.
Jonathan Pettus, senior vice president and operations manager for Leidos Dynetics’ aerospace, defense and civil, said the company is proud to build on its partnership with the military branch to develop and field capabilities to improve the cybersecurity of key weapons systems.
“This contract enables the Army to take advantage of more data-centric capabilities. The work is focused on enabling effective operations in contested environments, while staying ahead of adversaries on future battlefields,” added Pettus.
Contract work will occur at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, Army FIRES Center of Excellence at Fort Sill in Oklahoma and other testing facilities.