Three companies have received significant contracts from various branches of the U.S. military. Windlift Inc. was granted a $30 million contract for the development of an Airborne Power Generator system. Lockheed Martin Corp. received a $104.7 million contract modification for ground support equipment related to the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon. EM Photonics Inc. secured a $15 million contract for the development of an image analysis approach for wind measurement.
- Windlift Inc.’s Contract: The company, based in Durham, North Carolina, is awarded a $30 million contract for R&D support in developing an Airborne Power Generator system. The work, commissioned by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, is slated for completion by September 2025.
- Lockheed Martin’s Contract Modification: Lockheed Martin Corp. in Huntsville, Alabama, received a $104.7 million modification to a contract for the development of ground support equipment for the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon. The project, funded by the Army, has an expected completion date of February 28, 2028.
- EM Photonics Inc.’s Wind Measurement Contract: EM Photonics Inc., located in Newark, Delaware, has been awarded a $15 million firm-fixed-price contract for developing an Image Analysis Approach for Wind Measurement. The Army Small Business Innovation Research Catalyst Program is overseeing this contract, which saw 26 bids received online.
- Non-Competitive and Competitive Bidding: Windlift’s contract was not competitively procured and received one offer, while EM Photonics’ contract was awarded following a competitive process that involved 26 bids received via the internet.
- Funding and Completion Dates: Each contract has specific funding allocations and expected completion dates, with works spanning areas such as R&D, missile procurement, and image analysis for various military applications and equipment.