The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate has awarded Verus Research a $2.3 million task order for High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) Transitions. This work is part of a previously awarded and significantly larger indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.
The “Transitions” effort examines existing and emerging HPEM technologies that can be integrated into existing and future employment platforms. The focus is on the planning capability concepts (PCCs) that will describe the technology, as well as the capabilities and performance of candidate integrated platforms.
Based on the PCCs, Verus Research will perform operational utility assessments to determine the effectiveness of the concept and its impact on mission operations. The HPEM concept assessment and technical studies will then be used to determine the technical areas requiring further development and the risk mitigation efforts to be pursued in order to demonstrate the technical capability.