Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA laser weapons-based missile-defense program

From:  Military & AeroSpace

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by John Keller, Editor

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Nov. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., announced a $20.2 million contract to Northrop Grumman on Friday for the second phase of the DARPA Project Endurance to develop laser weapons to defend aircraft from electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR)-guided surface-to-air missiles.

Late last year DARPA awarded a $14.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman for the first phase of Project Endurance. Also receiving a phase-one contract for the program was the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training segment in Akron, Ohio.

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