Leidos awarded $158M contract for Air Force Command and Control system development

Leidos has been granted a follow-on prime contract by Kessel Run, a division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, to develop and expand the Command and Control Incident Management Emergency Response Application (C2IMERA). The contract, which aims to extend C2IMERA’s functionality and user base, is set for a six-month base period with options for extension up to a total of $158 million if all options are exercised.

The focus of the new contract is to broaden the system’s application across all Air Force bases, forward operating locations, and contingency areas to support command and control and emergency management needs. This expansion plans to include emergency response services, local governments, and host nations as new users.

C2IMERA, a software system developed by Leidos, provides a consolidated operational view for planning, force employment, emergency management, command and control monitoring, and reporting.

The software, first integrated into Kessel Run in 2018, now supports around 25,000 users at 90 locations globally.

[Image courtesy: Kessel Run]

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