Frequency Electronics has been awarded a $20.2 million contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a Mercury Ion atomic clock for application to various US Naval platforms. The base period of the contract is two years with two additional options of two years and one year respectively.
FEI CEO Stan Sloane commented, “We are extremely pleased to announce this award and an expanding relationship with ONR on advanced technology atomic clock development. The baseline technology of the Mercury Ion atomic clock was first developed by a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and California Institute of Technology team, under the DARPA ACES program. FEI will work with its industrial partners and other ONR-funded government organizations to continue that development and deliver pre-production prototypes under the contract. We are looking forward to working with ONR and our other partners to advance this exciting and groundbreaking technology.”
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