Epirus has landed a $66.1 million contract to support the U.S. Army’s Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High-Power Microwave Program through a rapid prototyping effort.
The other transaction authority award involves producing prototypes of Leonidas, Epirus’ HPM counter-swarm pod, the company said Monday.
The Leonidas energy system underwent engineering, testing and validation as a short-range equipment to defeat swarming unmanned aerial systems. It includes open system architecture for the integration of current and future command-and-control networks of the U.S. Joint Forces Command.
The Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office is working with Epirus to expedite the delivery of several prototypes of the pod this year.
“As the threat environment continues to evolve, so, too, will our capabilities, ensuring the U.S. Army is equipped with effective countermeasures to near-term and over-the-horizon electronic threats for decades to come,” said Epirus CEO Ken Bedingfield.