The U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has awarded Verus Research a $48 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a 10-year ordering period. The contract, Test & Evaluation Non-Kinetic, or TEN-K, will enable Verus Research to improve the U.S. Department of Defense’s ability to test the effectiveness of rapidly developing non-kinetic capabilities, including directed energy, electronic warfare, and nuclear systems. This award represents the largest in Company history.
Work on this project will include the design and development of agile surrogate high-power microwave (HPM) systems; specialized sensors, instrumentation, and diagnostics required to validate performance of non-kinetic systems; and continued development of our dense plasma focus capability. All of these technical outcomes will serve to create enhanced and enduring capabilities for the nation’s major range and test facility infrastructure.
Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research’s Chief Technology Officer, commented on the magnitude of the achievement, noting “I can’t say enough about how proud I am of our team’s efforts which have enabled our growing role as a leader in directed energy technologies and diagnostic systems.” Dr. DelGrande further highlighted the fact that “Verus Research continues to provide innovative solutions for our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.”