UES has received a potential $49.1 million contract to research and develop materials and technologies that could help the U.S. Air Force control and defend against photonic energy.
The company will perform tasks under the Flash and Laser Airborne Protection System program that seeks to boost aircrew defense against flash-blindness and directed energy attacks, the Defense Department said Friday.
Work will encompass studies on the processing, structure, properties and performance of photonic materials, with the intention to produce results that would carry on to legacy, developmental and prospective USAF systems.
The project will take place at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Ohio through Nov. 10, 2024.
Four proposals were submitted to the Air Force Research Laboratory for indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive solicitation process and the service branch intends to obligate $1 million in fiscal 2018 R&D, test and evaluation funds at the time of award.
Ohio-based UES provides scientific support services to government and commercial customers.