“This is an exciting win for UES allowing us to continue our work in protection technology development and provide us with the opportunity for transition of critical protection solutions directly to the warfighter,” Rob Hull, division director at UES, said in the same statement.
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“This contract is for exploratory and advanced research and development of materials and technologies to control, manipulate and protect against photonic energy,” the DoD said.
The goal of the work is to increase aircrew survivability to flash-blindness and directed energy threats, and to advance the state-of-the-art in photonic materials technologies, interactions and applications.
Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is expected to be completed by Nov. 10, 2024.
This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and four offers were received, the DoD said. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,072,134 are being obligated at the time of award.
AFRL at Wright Patterson is the contracting activity.