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DSEI 2017: Leidos moves fulfilment centre forward

12 September 2017

Key Points

  • Leidos is working on implementation of a major outsourced UK defence logistics contract
  • The contract represents a significant outsourcing of logistics tail, and will help the company move into larger support programmes for the Ministry of Defence

Leidos is in the process of bringing online the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC), the company has told Jane’s .

The contract, known as the Logistic Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) programme, formally started in August 2015 and is currently subject to a three-year transition period, with a further 10-year operational period from 2018.

Under the contract, Leidos is to provide storage and distribution for the MoD’s materiel, which includes a global freight service and procurement and inventory management of food, packed fuels, clothing, medical materiel, and general supplies.

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