NAVY Solicits Interest for High-Power Microwave (HPM) Vessel Stopping Prototype

Solutions for the growing threat that small vessels pose to navigation and safe operations in the world’s oceans is one of JNLWD’s top priorities.

Depiction of a Small-Vessel Swarm Ready to Attack

September 24, 2018 | Source: FedBizOpps.Gov,, 23 Feb 2018, Department of the Navy

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) is interested in innovative HPM Source technologies and novel antenna concepts that could potentially enhance the ability to interdict and stop a broad spectrum of maritime vessels through less than lethal means. The primary focus of this Request for Information is High Power Microwave (HPM) Vessel Stopping Prototypes for countering small (<25 meter) high speed vessels. In addition, innovative concepts for high gain antenna technologies and/or solutions are also under consideration.


Solicitation Number:   N0017818Q3002
Agency:                      Department of the Navy
Office:                         Naval Sea Systems Command
Location:                    NSWC Dahlgren Division
Response Date:         Feb 23, 2019 11:59 pm Eastern