It was recently announced that Black Sage Technologies received a $900 million contract from the USAF for technology development. 

Black Sage is a multi-mission platform provider of Counter-UAS and security solutions that serve a variety of customers seeking technical solutions, including critical infrastructure and the military.

According to a Black Sage release, the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract covers… “the development of innovative approaches that bring multi-domain systems capabilities, the characterization of new technologies and systems through studies, recurrent demonstration, and rapid development to enable rapid prototyping, test, and capability transition.” 

Under the award, work will run for five years and options to extend to ten years may become available. 

Black Sage stated the award was based on past performance with DefenseOS C2 software for defeating drones. The DefenseOS software enables CUAS solutions for different environments and can be integrated with the US Army’s Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control (FAADC2) system. 

Black Sage has been able to demonstrate quick integration of High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS), High Powered Microwave (HPS), 30mm guns, Puma UAVs, and Radio Frequency sense and defeat capabilities developed by the USAF with a meshed CUAS system to defense a forward operating base(USAF).

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