Verus Research announces the award of a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract in support of Department of Defense Joint Intermediate Force Capabilities Office (JIFCO). This program focuses on an emerging need to provide a “Broadband Counter-Electronics Weapon (BCEW) for Long-Range Non-Lethal Vehicle/Vessel Stopping.”
In this work, Verus Research will develop a more compact and lightweight long-range counter-electronic vehicle/vessel stopping system to employ non-lethal means to stop relevant vehicles and vessels, thereby mitigating a codified joint non-lethal weapon capability gap. The U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marine Corprs are all interested in the outcome of this research, especially if a solution can be presented with significantly reduced overall system size, weight, power consumption, and thermal cooling needs, as well as lower system costs. Existing radio frequency (RF) vehicle and vessel stopping systems have known range and system size and weight limitations and could be replaced by the outcome of this important effort.
Dr. J. Mark DelGrande, Verus Research Chief Technology Officer, noted the Company’s pride in “continuing our relationship with the JIFCO by bringing cutting edge directed energy solutions this important defense requirement.”