Leidos Australia announced it has signed a teaming agreement with AeroPM, an Australian small-to-medium enterprise (SME), for expert technical, airworthiness, certification, test and evaluation advice for the Land 129 Phase 3 tender response. The Land 129 project will replace and enhance the existing Australian Army’s Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS). Leidos Australia is one of four companies shortlisted to compete for the conceptual system integration design phase of the project.

“Leidos is committed to working with Australian companies across all of our tenders, and Land 129 Phase 3 is no different,” said Paul Chase, Leidos Australia CEO. “AeroPM is an impressive Australian veteran-owned SME, which is not only supporting the Australian industry, but also the veteran community. They have a solid record working on complex technical programs and their strengths complement our exciting offering.”

AeroPM CEO Emily Frizell.

Led by CEO Emily Frizell and General Manager Adam Frizell, AeroPM will support Leidos to achieve type certification and continuing airworthiness for both the platform and mission support systems. In addition, AeroPM will provide support for delivery, transition, operational service strategy, and the test and evaluation program.

“We look forward to working with Leidos and supporting the future of Defence,” said Frizell said. “With a high percentage of ex-service personnel on our team and our experience supporting Defence projects, we have significant insight into the needs of the men and women on the ground.”

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