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Leidos wins $75M US Army contract for Night Eagle support

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Leidos wins $75M US Army contract for Night Eagle support
 
The US-based defense contractor Leidos was awarded a $75Mn contract for continued deployed contingency operations in support of the existing Night Eagle system, the US Department of Defense stated on January 23, 2018.
     
Leidos wins 75M US Army contract for Night Eagle support 640 001A US Army Beechcraft A200 operated by the Task Force ODIN (Observe, Detect, Identify, and Neutralize) at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, and similar to the one used for the Night Eagle system
(Credit: US Army/25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)
     
"Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia; and Bagram, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of April 25, 2020," the US DoD added.

The Night Eagle system was developed by the Air Systems Division of Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) of the US Army’s Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center.

It provides Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance for use in Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) support. The integrated Night Eagle system consists of two Beechcraft King Air A-200T fitted with an L-3 Sonoma electro-optical/infra-red camera system, two ground stations, one Continental United States (CONUS) based processing center, a CONUS system integration laboratory, a CONUS training facility and up to 30 continuously deployed personnel.

A contractor-owned/contractor-operated system, the aircraft are flown by two contracted pilots and a crew consisting of various mixes of operators, analysts, and mission commanders depending on the aircraft configuration.