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MZA Associates Awarded C-UAS HELWS Contract

MZA Othela beam director [©MZA Associates]

MZA Associates is awarded an $18.7m contract for the C-UAS (counter unmanned aerial vehicle) HELWS (High Energy Laser Weapon System).


US DoD Contract Notice, Washington, 18 August 2021: MZA Associates Corp., Albuquerque, New Mexico, is awarded an $18,697,835 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAS) High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS).

The contractor will design, develop, deliver, integrate, test and demonstrate a compact, portable, low-cost and reliable C-UAS HELWS using the latest available commercial components. Work will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico (80%); and Dayton, Ohio (20%). Work is expected to be completed by Aug. 17, 2023, and if all options are exercised, will continue until Aug. 17, 2025. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,297,835 are obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured under N00014-21-S-B001, ‘Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science & Technology’. Since proposals are received throughout the year under the long range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

HELWS Concept Engineering [©MZA Associates]
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