Kord Technologies, a Centauri company, was awarded the 2019 Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) Technical Achievement Team Award for their leadership in directed energy. Kord was specifically recognized for its efforts to realign directed energy capabilities from the science and technology community for combat use.
“It is an honor for Kord Technologies to be presented with the 2019 ASMDA Technical Achievement Team Award,” said David Dzaran, Centauri’s Chief Executive Officer. “Kord has long been a leader in the tactical directed energy market and this award acknowledges the team’s incredible work. We look forward to their continued success in this endeavor as part of the Centauri team.”
The ASMDA annual award highlights a group’s tremendous accomplishments in air, space or missile defense activities with organizations such as the Missile Defense Agency, the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command.
In 2019, Kord Technologies was contracted to deliver a directed energy laser weapon system prototype on Stryker combat vehicles. The company is currently leading the U.S. Army Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) Directed Energy initiative to equip American Soldiers with laser capabilities that can counter and defeat Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) threats.
“Receiving the ASMDA Technical Achievement Team Award is an affirmation for the entire Kord organization. It recognizes the hard work and meticulous approach taken by our employees in this crucial undertaking delivering advanced technologies to the U.S. military,” said Scott Schnorrenberg, Kord Technologies’ President. “We will continue to work diligently to assist the U.S. Army with its modernization plan by readying these directed energy prototypes for the warfighter.”
The ASMDA hosted a complimentary luncheon to honor the award recipients in Huntsville, Alabama on February 25th, where Lieutenant General Daniel L. Karbler, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and U.S. Army Strategic Forces Command, served as the guest speaker.
Kord is an integrated defense and aerospace company creating results for our clients in a fast-changing world. Kord delivers an extensive portfolio of directed energy, missile defense, space, cyber, and defense technology to Federal Government customers across the United States.
Centauri is a high-end engineering, intelligence, cybersecurity and advanced technology solutions company headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia with offices Nationwide. We work with our customers in the intelligence and national security communities, helping them solve their most difficult challenges. Our agile, mission-first approach empowers our advanced technical and operational teams to meet the real-time demands and high-impact missions of national defense agencies across land, air, sea, space and cyberspace.