Digital Fusion Solutions to participate in high-energy laser demo

SAN DIEGO. Digital Fusion Solutions -- a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions -- has been named as a member of the national-security joint venture QWK Integrated Solutions, LLC and will participate in a base period task order under QWK's U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration Contract (D3I) Prime Contract to assist SMDC with the design of a high energy laser tactical vehicle demonstrator (HEL TVD) system.

QWK is an joint venture formed by Digital Fusion Solutions and Vencore specifically to support the mission of USASMDC/ARSTRAT as they work to develop and provide innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by the warfighter in the field. The overall HEL TVD task order consists of four phases that will result in a prototype HEL weapon system for the Army.

The current award is for the base period of the task order; the companies expect that the Army will exercise the subsequent three options at a later date. Support provided by Kratos includes task-order management, system integration, and platform-systems support.