6 April 2023
NUBURU selected by US DoD for high-energy laser system contract
NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA — which conducts research, development, design and manufacturing of high-power, high-brightness blue lasers — has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) for a position on the multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the fabrication and delivery of prototypes and equipment in support of solid-state high-energy laser (HEL) weapon systems.
“NUBURU has the ability to manufacture laser diode, fiber-optic and optical subsystems in the US, making us well positioned to support the DoD with its needs regarding this critical next-generation national security issue,” says CEO & co-founder Dr Mark Zediker. “We are proud to use our automated manufacturing capabilities and a workforce entirely based in the US to provide high-power laser subsystems for our customers.”
As one of seven companies selected, NUBURU is eligible to participate in the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple-award contract with a maximum ceiling of $75m. The other selected companies include divisions of Rolls-Royce, General Atomics, Dynetics, II-VI, Lockheed Martin, and nLIGHT. The location percentages are currently unknown and will be determined at the delivery order level. Work is expected to be completed by March 2028. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting entity.