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Lockheed Subsidiary Awarded $220M High-Energy Laser Development OTA

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) subsidiary has won a $220.8 million other transaction agreement to build a prototype of high-energy laser technology for the U.S. Army’s ground-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability weapon system.

Aculight will provide development, integration, manufacturing, testing and delivery services to the IFPC-HEL program, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

The Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office sought white papers on laser technology with an output power of greater than 100 kilowatts in March.

IFPC-HEL will be built to help soldiers protect fixed and semi-fixed assets from low-cost threats on the battlefield.

The branch obligated $154 million on the award to Aculight using fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

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