U.S. Marine Corps Selects Leidos for Autonomous Aerial Resupply System Development

Leidos, a leading science and technology company, has been awarded a new prime contract to develop an innovative uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) capable of autonomously resupplying forward-deployed ground forces. The contract is firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, and has a period of performance of 18 months to build a single prototype for the Marine Corps.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge innovations that are mission-ready today,” said Tim Freeman, Leidos Senior Vice President and Airborne Solutions Operations Manager. “The ability to autonomously deliver hundreds of pounds of supplies over long ranges will be a game-changer for the warfighter. We look forward to demonstrating how the Leidos’ SeaOnyx solution will help deliver a logistics advantage to the Marines and other branches of the military.”

Under this contract, Leidos will design, develop, deliver, and demonstrate an autonomous medium unmanned logistics system – air (MULS-A) prototype. The prototype will then be used to perform a logistics distribution mission at the tactical edge of the battlefield. The goal of the project is to demonstrate a prototype UAS that can carry a logistics payload between 300 and 600 pounds to a combat area with a radius of 25 to 100 nautical miles. The work will be performed at locations in Colorado, Ohio, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Leidos has partnered with Phenix Solutions to design the SeaOnyx prototype. Phenix Solutions is a non-traditional, veteran-owned small business defense contractor that develops UAS aircraft for various missions.

The development of the SeaOnyx prototype demonstrates Leidos’ commitment to innovation and providing solutions that will help the U.S. Marine Corps achieve its goals. The autonomous aerial resupply system will provide Marines with the critical supplies they need, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader that solves the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. With 45,000 employees, the company supports vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.

To learn more about Leidos and its mission, visit www.Leidos.com.

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