Leidos Australia is seeking to maximise the opportunities available for competitive Australian industry, particularly Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) and Indigenous Enterprises, who are looking to be considered for this Project.

The primary capabilities that Leidos Australia is seeking include:

  • payloads for Tier 1 un-manned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • payloads for Tier 2 UAVs
  • antenna systems – multi-band directional tracking antenna systems suitable for UAV datalinks; motorised telescopic antenna masts capable of lifting payloads of 10 kg or greater
  • marinisation solutions — treatments (chemical or otherwise) used to improve the survivability of electronic and mechatronic systems against sea-water intrusion
  • emerging MUAS and un-manned technologies, including but not limited to:
    • payloads
    • future intelligence
    • surveillance
    • reconnaissance and targeting effects
    • data analysis systems
    • infrared reduction technology

Leidos Australia is also seeking expressions of interest from Australian companies who are willing and able to supply Australian-manufactured Small Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs with a minimum endurance of 45 minutes.

What is SEA129 Phase 5?

The SEA129 Phase 5 Project intends to acquire a new Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (ISR&T) capability for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The overall capability will enhance operational and tactical decision-making by Commanders whilst on maritime operations, by increasing the situational awareness and response options available to RAN ships.

How do I get involved?

Suppliers should visit the Leidos Australia Partner Network to register their interest.

Companies possessing capabilities aligned with those outlined above, and which submitted a capability statement to Leidos Australia under the LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) Project, do not need to re-register again for the SEA129 Phase 5 opportunity.

Leidos Australia will review and give consideration to information provided under the LAND129 Phase 3 registration where the same or similar capabilities are required under the SEA129 Phase 5 Project.

Companies can, however, reapply and provide additional information where a proposed offering has significantly changed or evolved since their original registration.