01 May Management Assistance of Research and Science (MARS) Support Win
On February 13, 2019, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate (RV) and Directed Energy Directorate (RD) awarded Apogee the Management Assistance of Research and Science (MARS) advisory and assistance services support contract valued at $26.5M between 15 May 2019 – 14 May 2024. Apogee will provide support to AFRL/RV to develop space technologies that support evolving space related warfighter requirements. Primary areas of importance include communications, positioning, navigation, and timing, space cyber, space modeling and simulation, space evaluation and analysis assessments, defensive space control, space situational awareness, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as performing a variety of integrated space technology experiments, prototypes and demonstrations. We will support AFRL/RD to develop advanced directed energy technologies that support evolving tactical and strategic warfighter requirements. Primary areas of importance include high-powered electromagnetics, laser systems, directed energy and electro-optics for space superiority, and directed energy weapons modeling and simulation in addition to performing a variety of integrated directed energy technology experiments, prototypes and demonstrations. Support will be provided at Kirtland AFB, Maui Space Surveillance Complex, and Vandenberg AFB.