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MBDA Germany trials new laser weapon system demonstrator
« on: December 03, 2016, 02:03:30 AM »
MBDA Germany trials new laser weapon system demonstrator | IHS Jane's 360 - 28 November 2016
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MBDA Germany has edged closer to fielding a new deployable laser weapon system (LWS) following a series of day/night all-weather trials.

Conducted at the Bundeswehr's military training ground at Putlos on the Baltic Sea from 4-14 October, the trials were specifically designed to test the beam guidance and tracking system of the new LWS demonstrator in a sequence of simulated engagements of airborne targets. Firing of the high-energy laser was not scheduled for these tests, nor was an acquisition sensor deployed.

MBDA Germany's new laser weapon demonstrator. The green 'beam' is the illumination laser, not the high-energy laser effector. Source: MBDA