Ball Aerospace Wins $37M to Work on DARPA Missile Detection, Tracking Communications System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Ball Aerospace (NYSE: BLL) a $36, 928, 217 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide work for the MOIRE Program.

The program provides real-time tactical video and missile launch detection and tracking to war fighters.

It utilizes diffractive membrane optics, which may facilitate low-cost geosynchronous imaging.

Work is expected to be completed by Feb. 20, 2013. DARPA is the contracting activity.

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