US DoD awards Raytheon USD23 million high-energy weapon C-UAS contract

Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, Texas, has been awarded a USD23,817,657 contract for two prototype High Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS).  This award provides for outside continental U.S. (OCONUS) field assessment for purposes of experimentation including, but is not limited to, 12 months of in-field operation by Air Force personnel against unmanned aerial systems threats.  Work will be performed OCONUS and is expected to be completed by Nov. 1, 2020.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.  Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $23,817,657 are being obligated at the time of award.  The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-19-9-9326).

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