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Army Awards P-HEL Logistics Support Contract to BlueHalo

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Army Awards P-HEL Logistics Support Contract to BlueHalo

The U.S. Army has awarded BlueHalo a four-year logistics support contract to provide preventative and corrective maintenance for the Palletized High Energy Laser system.

P-HEL, developed by BlueHalo for the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, is designed to defeat small unmanned aerial system threats.

The counter-UAS system is integrated with the Locust Laser Weapon System, which uses precision optical and laser hardware, advanced software and artificial intelligence to identify, track and disable targets with a high-energy laser, BlueHalo said.

The company has already delivered two P-HEL systems to the U.S. Army, both of which were deployed overseas.

As part of the contract, BlueHalo will provide training to the service’s P-HEL operator and maintenance team.

According to Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO at BlueHalo, the contract enables the company to deliver a full-scale directed energy support to the Army.

“This program captures BlueHalo’s ability to take advanced innovation from rapid prototype to deployment to sustainment, integrating new technologies into operational systems to strengthen our defenses against next-generation air threats,” said Jimmy Jenkins, BlueHalo’s sector president.

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