Kratos awarded 3-year, USD 46m agreement to support US Army directed energy project

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division has announced it has been awarded a 3-year, USD 46 million Other Transaction for Prototype Agreement (pOTA) to support the US Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO), the company said.

The prototype project is to establish a Directed Energy (DE) Testbed to accelerate military development capability in the focus areas of High Energy Laser (HEL) and/or High Power Microwave (HPM) systems. Air and Missile Defense (AMD) military utility will be demonstrated with a concentration on countering Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) using HEL and/or HPM on ground-based and airborne platforms.

This pOTA will perform research and experimentation related to DE test infrastructure and methodologies to improve the efficiency and accuracy of DE test programs. The project improves the ability to deploy HEL and HPM systems by providing test beds for evaluation of emerging, reduced Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) HEL and HPM systems.

Work under this pOTA is anticipated to be performed at Kratos´ facilities and at government locations in Huntsville, AL.

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