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Contractor: Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne System
Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne System, El Segundo, Calif., was awarded on June 24 a $9,057,931 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI). The purpose of RELI is to take advantage of technology advances for high energy laser (HEL) systems over the past five years; perform technology risk reduction and scaling assessment experiments at powers up to 25 kilowatts (kW); and develop scaled concepts for ruggedized laser subsystems at powers up to 100 kW. This contract, if all options are exercised, will perform risk reduction experiments on Raytheonís Planer Waveguide (PWG) HEL technology; develop, demonstrate and characterize a ruggedized 25 kW PWG high-energy laser; develop a conceptual design for the 25 kW device scaled to 100 kW; perform a limited system environmental qualification for the 25 kW PWG laser; and demonstrate integrated operation using existing HEL supporting subsystems at the HEL system test facility at White Sands Missile Range New Mexico. Work is to be performed in El Segundo, Calif., with an estimated completion date of June 1, 2017. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W9113M-10-C-0019).
Total Contract Value: $9,057,931