Kratos awarded Directed Energy pOTA
Kratos Defence & Security Solutions has been awarded a $46 million Other Transaction for Prototype Agreement (pOTA) to support the US Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).
The company will establish a Directed Energy Testbed which will be used to accelerate military development capability in High Energy Laser (HEL) and/or High-Power Microwave (HPM) systems. This will focus on countering UAS using HEL and HPM on ground-based and airborne platforms.
Dave Carter, president of Kratos Defence & Rocket Support Services Division, said: ‘This recent award is another important milestone in our commitment to continue providing superior advanced technology solutions that is in keeping with our long-term strategic goals supporting the US Army in advancing and developing improve Directed Energy Technologies.’
The pOTA will also include research and experimentation related to Directed Energy infrastructure and methodologies to improve efficiencies and accuracies of the test programmes.
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