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Army Seeks High-Energy Laser Concepts for Small UAS Deterrent

Army Seeks High-Energy Laser Concepts for Small UAS Deterrent - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Army is seeking white papers on approaches to design, integrate and prototype high-energy lasers for potential use in deterring small unmanned aircraft systems.

A broad agency announcement released Wednesday says the project will focus on the integration of a government-owned HEL subsystem, a sensor suite and a power technology to build a counter-sUAS platform.

Specifically, the branch wants to know how potential offerors would deliver a pair of C-sUAS HEL systems if they will be given HEL weapon systems and two surveillance radar systems as government-furnished equipment.

The Army is interested in platforms that can recognize Class 1 and 2 drones at a standoff range and apply hard-kill technology to take down such threats.

According to the BAA, the government plans to use a sole-source contract or an other transaction agreement in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation for production work after the proposed prototype project.

White paper submissions are due Feb. 24.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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