Military Embedded Systems

UAS Ground Control Station to undergo software refresh


May 22, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

UAS Ground Control Station to undergo software refresh
Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

RESTON, Va. Leidos, a science and technology company, has won a new prime contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). The contract directs Leidos to develop and refresh software as well as upgrade capabilities for the Army's Unmanned Aircraft System Ground Control Station – Version 4 (UASGCS-V4).

The single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a one-year base period of performance and three one-year option years. If all options are exercised, the contract holds a total value of approximately $53 million. Work will primarily be performed in Huntsville, Ala.

Through this contract, Leidos will provide engineering services for technical and logistics support, including software development. Leidos will also support integration of this design solution into the Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) as well as system qualification, certification, and operational testing for multiple unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.

Leidos will deliver a software solution that is designed to be compatible with the common baseline and maximize reusable efficiencies for the existing UAS, as well as U.S. Army, Department of Defense, and commercially available software. According to the company, this solution is essential for unmanned aircraft ground control station operators to see where they need to go, locate enemies, and execute their mission.


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