Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $48,603,195 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development. This contract is to research, develop and demonstrate advanced component prototype solutions to evolve and expand emerging open architecture standards and approaches for current and next-generation Air Force and Department of Defense weapon systems. Work will be performed in Reston, Virginia, and is expected to be completed Jan. 29, 2027. This is the result of a competitive acquisition and six offers were received. Fiscal 2022 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,850,726 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-23-C-1043).