DOE Selects General Atomics for Potential $162M Fusion Tech R&D Contract

General Atomics has landed a potential $162M contract to help the Department of Energy research and develop multicomponent fusion power systems for use in high-energy-density experiments.

The company will fabricate inertial confinement fusion targets, parts and assemblies, DOE said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday.

A FedConnect summary noted that HED programs test a target material in environments with extreme density, temperature and pressure similar to conditions observed in nuclear weapon events.

The ICF target usually measures several millimeters in diameter and its shell thicknesses range from a few microns to millimeter.

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