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Invariant receives millions for alphabet of defense systems

HUNTSVILLE – There are enough letters in the acronyms to fill Scrabble racks for two players, with a few tiles left in the draw, in the latest news coming from Invariant Corp.

There’s APKWS, OTA, NEST, UAS, STAKE, C-UAS, NSWC IHD, NAC, DoD.

Invariant spelled it all out in a news release.

The company was recently awarded a $35.5 million Ground Launched Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Modular System OTA by the Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST) in support of the Navy.

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pose an increasing and asymmetrical threat on the modern battlefield. Invariant’s Surface to Air Kinetic Engagement (STAKE) Counter UAS (C-UAS) solution intends to create a low-cost, transportable product that is easily accessible for deployment. Through the NEST OTA, Invariant will design and develop the STAKE solution that will allow Soldiers to locate and defeat UAS threats.

Invariant also recently expanded its corporate headquarters in Huntsville to include a new facility with state-of-the-art electronics and optics labs.

“The addition of our new space allows our team to expand our capabilities and support more missions that are critical to the Department of Defense (DoD),” company President David Anderson said. “We’re looking forward to our partnership with NEST to develop and equip our nation with the most technologically advanced solutions.”  

Founded in 2001, Invariant provides engineering and software solutions to clients across the DoD. Headquartered in Huntsville with employees across the United States and overseas, Invariant offers capabilities and expertise in hardware and sensor development, prototyping, innovative custom software development and more.

The NEST, in partnership with the National Armaments Consortium, is a national collaboration supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division to address the most significant energetics and explosive ordnance disposal challenges facing the Navy, the Marine Corps, Department of Defense, and the nNation.

To learn more about Invariant, visit invariant-corp.com

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