The Army has awarded SRC a potential $426 million deal for development and production of the Expeditionary-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (E-LIDS) counter-drone system, the Pentagon said Thursday.

“The E-LIDS effort began as an urgent requirement from the Army in early 2017. SRC continues to make advances and improve the system through ongoing development,” Lisa Mondello, a company spokeswoman, told Defense Daily.

Photo: SRC.

Mondello said E-LIDS is a fixed-site “system of systems” C-UAS platform with the new contract covering future enhancements of the capability.

The Army-led Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) announced in late June that the Fixed Site-LIDS capability would be one of eight platforms that will make up the Pentagon’s new joint “system of systems” portfolio (Defense Daily, June 26). E-LIDS is the system within FS-LIDS utilized to target smaller UAS platforms. 

Work on the E-LIDS deal is expected to be completed by July 2025.