DRS & Ionatron to Cooperate on Energy Weapons
DID reader Gene Inger of The Inger Letter forwarded this to our attention. DRS Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed a long-term strategic agreement with Ionatron, Inc., located in Tuscon, AZ. DID has covered Ionatron’s plasma weapons and its anti-IED systems before, including the Laser-Guided Energy (LGE) and Laser-Induced, Plasma-Channel (LIPC) directed-energy weapon systems.
Under the agreement, the companies will engage in the cooperative development and selected application of these technologies U.S. military market, and their integration with the energy management systems and platforms of its DRS Test & Energy Management unit in Huntsville, AL. In addition, the company’s DRS Training & Control Systems unit in Ft. Walton Beach, FL will investigate its own application of Ionatron’s LIPC technology in marine applications relating to shipping ports and dockside protection.
The DRS Test & Energy Management unit currently is marketing and producing hybrid electric vehicles, power management systems and other electronic technology for directed-energy laser weapon systems. This DRS operating unit has developed proprietary mobile pulse-power technologies that are suitable for incorporation into Ionatron’s proprietary directed-energy weapon technology. See BusinessWire release.