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Ionatron wins development contract for laser guided energy.

Applied Energetics : 17 August, 2007  (Application Story)
Army research centre contract focuses on using laser guided energy technology in counter-acting the threat of improvised car bombs.
Ionatron has received a $2.09 million contract from the Army Research, Development and Engineering Centre (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for "ANVILS", a technology development program for the application of directed energy technologies to counter the threat of vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The contract was issued through Subsystems Technologies of Rosslyn, VA, as part of an existing services contract that Subsystems has with Picatinny Arsenal.
Dana Marshall, Ionatron's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "This contract is the most recent sign of the Army's commitment to developing our LGE technology for their unique missions and applications. We've worked with the Army for several years, and as LGE technology has matured we have seen an increase in our contract opportunities with them. The Army has stated their interest in assuming the lead role in our LGE development for applications under the Close Combat Support program starting during 2008, and they have budgeted multiyear funding for ongoing Laser Induced Plasma Channel ("LIPC") development. We think this is a positive indication of their long term commitment to the promise of Laser Guided Energy."
Mr Marshall continued, "Ionatron's proprietary LGE weapons technology is uniquely well suited to address some of the Army's most urgent problems, and we look forward to their leadership in bringing this technology to the field. We continue to work with the Navy, our program sponsor on existing LGE development for the past three years, as they investigate new applications for our directed energy technologies."
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