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A-Tech to make prototype C-UAS laser weapon

15th September 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


A-Tech Corporation (trading as Applied Technology Associates) has been awarded a $17.66 million project agreement by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, to provide a prototype ground-based directed energy weapon for fixed-site airbase defence against Group 1 and Group 2 UAS threats.

‘The objective of the Directed Energy Counter-UAS prototype effort is to develop, assemble, and ultimately test a prototype DEW in an operationally relevant environment,’ the DoD noted in an 11 September announcement.  

The prototype effort will be divided into two phases, the second of which is an option.  Phase 1 comprises prototype design, assembly and contractor test.  

A-Tech will complete the work in Albuquerque by 10 September 2021.  

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