DHS Provides DoD with $259M to Acquire Counter-UAS Technology
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $259,831,989 to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to assist in the acquisition of technical services, in support of S&T’s counter-unmanned system threats (C-UST) efforts. Amentum Services of Germantown, Maryland, was selected as the prime contractor, through DoD’s Fair Opportunity Proposal Request competitive process.

"S&T's C-UST effort focuses on identifying, developing, demonstrating and assessing technologies and concepts to meet the operational priorities of DHS components and other federal, state and local partners,” said Kathryn Coulter Mitchell, senior official performing the duties of the undersecretary for S&T. “They can then use this knowledge to acquire technologies that enhance their capabilities in protecting critical infrastructure and the American public.”

Under this contract, Amentum will perform complex research and development activities to fight off new threats from unmanned systems. The work involves researching, developing and testing capabilities related to cyber vulnerabilities of countering-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) technologies; radio frequency spectrum measurements to enable safe integration of C-UAS equipment into the national airspace; integrating, testing and evaluating new and emerging C-UAS and UAS technologies across various environments and terrains within the homeland; supporting the integration and deployment of prototype C-UAS systems across DHS C-UAS mission areas to obtain operational feedback; and enabling rapid operational transition to DHS components performing C-UAS authorized missions.

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