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The US Army works on developing battlefield laser gun
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:14:35 AM »
From: Army Recognition - 07 August 2018
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The US Army works on developing battlefield laser gun

What's better on the battlefield of the future than swarming UAVs or waves of rockets? The U.S. Army thinks one answer might be a battlefield laser, and Huntsville company Dynetics has won a $10 million contract to help develop one, as Lee Roop reports on Alabama Business.

It's a 100-kilowatt high energy laser, and it rides on top of a tactical vehicle. The whole system is abbreviated as the HEL TVD. Dynetics is working with Lockheed Martin to provide the Army with it. The idea is "a safe and simple high energy laser weapon system that crews can operate for years and across various terrains," Ronnie Chronister, Dynetics, vice president of contracts, said Monday.


Lockheed Martin - Dynetics' HEL TVD (Illustration: Lockheed Martin)