Update: US Navy to develop China Lake to support CPS weapon testing

12 February 2019

The US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) on 8 February confirmed the award of a USD12.3 million contract modification to Jacobs Technology Inc "for the retrofit of existing test equipment, design and development of new testing equipment, and test support for Air Launch Testing and Underwater Testing of a conventional prompt strike weapon [CPS]".

The award follows a 22 January sources-sought notification issued by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for potential tenders for the upgrade of the Launch Test Complex (LTC) at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California, to support the CPS weapon programme.

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