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Leidos to provide sensor technology to AFRL

15th January 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leidos has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to provide sensor technology under the Electro-Optical Combined Hyperspectral Imaging, Infrared Search and Track, and Long Range Imaging (EO-CHIL) programme, the company announced on 9 January.

The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an 87-month period of performance and a total contract ceiling of $47 million. Leidos has also been awarded an initial task order under the programme.

The end goal is the development of technology that will support the defeat of adversary anti-access and area denial threat environments through extended range high-resolution imaging, hyperspectral sensing, and close-in imaging with expendable sensors.

The scope of work will investigate, develop, and demonstrate concepts, components, and systems technologies to improve imaging performance for standoff high-resolution imaging, hyperspectral sensing, infrared search and track, and sense and avoid technology.

The effort covers advanced research in focal plane arrays; optics, spectrometers, and optical systems; test targets; field and flight collections algorithm development; simulation of operational imagery; novel sensor concepts; and low cost, size, weight, and power technology.

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