The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is slated to conduct a two-day virtual event from April 13th to 14th to discuss a new rapid and agile procurement vehicle to industry and academia.
Marcella Cantu, Directed Energy Technology Experimentation Research program manager at AFRL, said in a statement published Tuesday DETER is a new contracting vehicle that will allow organizations to work with the laboratory's energy directorate in nine topic areas.
Cantu added the event is a part of AFRL's efforts to implement directed energy concepts and weapon system options into various operational domains.
AFRL will accommodate industry partners on the first day while academic institutions are free to join the following day. Interested attendees have until April 7 to register for the virtual event.