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AEgis receives ATHELA contract

3rd August 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AEgis Technologies has received a $29 million contract for Advanced Technologies for High Energy Laser Applications (ATHELA), the company announced on 30 July.

Awarded by the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command, the ATHELA contract is a task order under the Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration (D3I) Domain 3, Enhanced Warfighter Capabilities programme to support the High Energy Laser Division of the SMDC Air and Missile Defense Directorate.

Under the contract, AEgis and a select group of D3I partners will conduct a wide range of high energy laser (HEL) technology research and development (R&D) efforts to support the transition of HEL weapons to the battlefield. The primary focus of ATHELA is to improve efficiency and ruggedisation, decrease size, weight and power and increase technology readiness levels for laser and beam control technologies.

Pat Cannon, VP of Distributed Operations, AEgis, said: ‘The army is at the forefront of transitioning HEL to the warfighter so this a strategic win for AEgis as it extends our directed energy line of business into Huntsville and SMDC.’

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