Air Force Taps Parsons to Supply Laser-Equipped Ground Vehicles for Mine Clearing Operations

Air Force Taps Parsons to Supply Laser-Equipped Ground Vehicles for Mine Clearing Operations
MRAP vehicles

Parsons has received a $40M contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide mine-resistant ground vehicles to support the service branch’s efforts to deploy a laser-based system for clearing airfields of mines and unexploded weapons.

The contract covers the manufacture and delivery of 13 Recovery of Airbase Denied by Ordnance platforms which will be equipped with Parsons’ ZEUS laser technology, C4ISRnet reported Saturday.

Aside from the three-kilowatt laser system, RADBO will also include elements of the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected mobility vehicle.

Parsons will additionally supply three spare RADBO units as part of the sole-source award.

Hector Cuevas, executive vice president of missile defense and C5ISR at Parsons, said in a statement obtained by the publication that the company is “proud to partner with the Air Force” in deploying RADBO to help improve airmen's safety during explosive ordnance disposal activities.

Parsons will perform contract work in Huntsville, Alabama, through September 2023.

You may also be interested in...

Microsoft

Microsoft Launches Virtual Desktop for Azure Gov’t Customers

Microsoft has made desktop virtualization service generally available to customers of the Azure Government cloud platform in an effort to help agencies manage remote workload. The Azure Gov Team wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the Windows Virtual Desktop supports a zero-trust approach for securing remote workforce, devices, data and applications.

Matthew Bromberg

Pratt & Whitney to Study F-35 Propulsion Tech Upgrade Options; Matthew Bromberg Quoted

Raytheon Technologies' Pratt & Whitney business has received a $1.5M contract from the Department of Defense's F-35 Joint Program Office to explore propulsion system development requirements for the fighter aircraft's next configuration.

Enrique Oti CTO Second Front Systems

Air Force Vet Enrique Oti Joins Second Front Systems as CTO

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Enrique Oti has been named chief technology officer of San Francisco-based software developer Second Front Systems.