Raytheon to Assist Missile Defense Agency with High Power Microwave Effort
Raytheon Missile and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $9,790,653, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to mature a non-kinetic defense capability, accelerate lethality analysis and procure long lead items for a potential Microwave Technology Testbed project that evolves the High Power Microwave concept development acquired under the Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems broad agency announcement HQ0147-18-S-0001 and competitively awarded contracts HQ0147-18-C-6516 and HQ0147-19-C-6561. The effort will include refinement of baseline designs, advanced technology insertion evaluation and test planning and preparation to support potential future phases for integration of a Missile Defense Agency Microwave Testbed Technology project. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by December 2021. This is a sole-source contract award. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $9,790,653 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the contracting activity (HQ0860-20-C-0010).