Lou Von Thaer: Leidos to Showcase Special Ops Tech at NDIA Conference

Lou Von Thaer

Leidos has developed a slew of new technologies that the company designed to assist military special forces in fulfilling their operational and mission requirements.

The company will unveil the products at the National Defense Industry Association-hosted 2014 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference May 20 through May 22, the Reston, Virginia-based science and technology contractor said Thursday.

Lou Von Thaer, national security sector president at Leidos, said the company will promote its latest offerings at 2014 SOFIC as the event creates “opportunities to make connections… and address critical mission needs of special operation forces.”

Leidos built the technologies for military units to collaborate and communicate, as well as for functions such as mapping, tracking and predicting outcomes.

The Global Monitoring & Planning System, for instance, works to acquire mined data to make connections from various indicators to come up with forecasts about a region’s stability up to five years in advance.

Mission planners can use GLIMPS as a proactive tool for resource allocation and crisis, conflict or response preparation, Leidos said.

Leidos will also unveil the ISR Cross Cue, GeoRover and AIMES software products that the company designed to help produce, enhance and analyze intelligence gathered from geographic information systems.

Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel technology that can track and trail target diesel-electric submarines will also be on show at 2014 SOFIC.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contracted Leidos to develop the ACTUV to carry sensors and other components and remain operational for long stretches with minimal human intervention.

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