Leidos Australia has entered into arrangements with local companies for work on a program to deliver chemical detection equipment for the Australian Defence Force.
As announced by the country’s defense ministry, Leidos has signed contracts worth AU$7.4 million with Moorabbin business Point Trading and AU$17 million with 3Seven.
The local companies will work on delivering radiation detectors and incident response kits as part of the Land 2110 Phase 1B ADF chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRND) capability facilities project.
“This is a great investment in the Australian defence industry, and proves we are producing world-class capabilities right here at home,” Minister Price said.
“Point Trading will support the delivery of this critical capability to protect our soldiers from chemical threats on the battlefield.”
The total value of the contract Australia awarded to Leidos in 2018 is AU$243.5 million over the acquisition and initial support phase of five years.
The primary objective of the joint CBRND capability is to provide force protection to deployed ADF personnel, assigned coalition personnel, and designated civilians, both offshore and within Australia, against extant and emerging CBRN threats including environmental hazards.