ARLINGTON, VA–The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile

Center (CCDC AvMC) Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium® (AMTC) has down-selected

BlueHalo as one of two vendors to move forward for the development of the Next-Generation

Counter-Uncrewed Aerial System (C-UAS) Missile (NGCM). BlueHalo is leveraging a long

corporate heritage in proven C-UAS technologies to expand its layered defense solutions with a

long-range missile–entering the kinetic interceptor market space and providing an agile and

alternate prime within the industrial base to counter the rapidly evolving threats.


“As we’ve seen in Ukraine, Jordan, Israel, and the Red Sea, drone attacks are increasing in

number, sophistication, speed, and size–representing the fastest evolving threat vector of the

modern era,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo Chief Executive Officer. “Adding the

increased range, reduced time-to-target, and rapid launch capabilities of our technically superior

NGCM to BlueHalo’s operational, industry-defining RF and directed energy C-UAS solutions gives

unmatched, layered protection to our warfighters, allies, and assets. We are honored to work

alongside AMTC to expand our nation’s kinetic C-UAS capabilities and continue BlueHalo’s legacy

of delivering next-generation defense technology into the hands of the warfighter.”


Last fall, BlueHalo revealed its NGCM in response to the U.S. Government request for a more

advanced C-UAS missile technology to meet the pacing threat. NGCM goes beyond current

capabilities to increase lethality and range against Group 3 UAS and other larger air threats while

–enabling a rapid delivery timeline to get the technology to the frontlines quicker and more costeffectively than alternatives.


“BlueHalo’s NGCM provides an agile, disruptive, technically superior interceptor to the munition

industrial base, delivering unmatched protection to our warfighters and transforming our

nation’s air defense systems at mission speed,” said Jimmy Jenkins, General Manager, Defense

Sector, and a former air defender in the US Army.


BlueHalo is the leading provider of innovative, effective C-UAS solutions for national defense

customers providing critical products to essential Programs of Record with the Department of

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Defense. The company’s SkyView system offers autonomous radio-frequency (RF) detection and

precision tracking of small UAS. Titan, another RF-based C-UAS solution from BlueHalo, can detect, track, and force drones to safely land without disrupting nearby communications or electronics. BlueHalo’s LOCUST Directed Energy Laser Weapon System combines precision optical and laser hardware with advanced software, artificial intelligence, and processing. It has been successfully delivered and operationally deployed to identify, track, and engage a wide variety of targets with its hard-kill High Energy Laser. NGCM expands BlueHalo’s portfolio of layered C-UAS air defense technologies to deliver best-in-class solutions to warfighters.


About BlueHalo


BlueHalo is purpose-built to provide industry-leading capabilities in the areas of Space, C-UAS and Autonomous Systems, Electronic Warfare & Cyber, and AI/ML. The company develops and

brings to market next-generation capabilities to support customers’ critical missions and national security. Learn more at and follow BlueHalo on LinkedIn.

By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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