Kratos Defense awarded $29M directed energy systems contract
Kratos Defense announced that the Kratos Defense & rocket support services, or KDRSS, division has been awarded a $29M contract to develop prototype technologies, components and subsystems for the enhancement of existing or new directed energy, or DE, systems. The effort will extend DE system capabilities of counter rocket, artillery and mortar, counter unmanned aircraft systems, or C-UAS, and/or counter intel, surveillance, reconnaissance missions for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. The specific technologies include beam control, high energy lasers, adaptive optics, power, thermal, sensors, illuminators, joint fires, fire support, and target tracking. These prototype projects are directly relevant to enhancing mission effectiveness of military personnel and the supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials proposed to be acquired or developed by the Army. Work under this contract is anticipated to be performed at Kratos facilities and at government locations in Huntsville, Alabama.