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US Army to begin testing vehicle-mounted laser
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
US Army to begin testing vehicle-mounted laser in 2017 | IHS Jane's 360 - 17 March 2017
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Lockheed Martin will deliver a 60 kW-class beam combined fibre laser to the US Army for integration onto a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), following completion of the power and cooling systems testing.

Those tests are expected to take several months. Once the army receives the laser, it will begin its own testing of the capability. Lockheed Martin could not say when the testing would be complete or transition into initial operational capability.

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development, and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fibre laser for the US Army. Pictured here is a rendering of the system on an FMTV. Source: Lockheed Martin

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Re: US Army to begin testing vehicle-mounted laser
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 03:15:27 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89053/us-army-eyes-near-term-fielding-of-combat-capable-hypersonic-and-directed-energy-weapons

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US Army eyes near-term fielding of combat capable hypersonic and directed energy weapons
05 June 2019

The US Army wants to field its first hypersonic missile battery by 2023, as well as a battery of Strykers equipped with 50 kW high-energy lasers by 2022, in a bid to compete with China and Russia in the race to field new weapons.


A Stryker with the 5 kW laser, mounted on the vehicle's rear. The US Army has decided to accelerate development of its MMHEL effort that seeks to integrate a 50 kW class laser on the vehicle. (DVIDS)


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Re: US Army to begin testing vehicle-mounted laser
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 10:45:57 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/90239/northrop-grumman-raytheon-compete-to-build-50-kw-class-laser-for-us-army-strykers

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Northrop Grumman, Raytheon compete to build 50 kW-class laser for US Army Strykers
01 August 2019

Northrop Grumman and Raytheon are vying to build four 50 kilowatt (kW)-class lasers for US Army Stryker vehicles after the service picked Kord Technologies as the prime contractor for an effort that could top USD490 million.

In July, the service awarded Kord Technologies with a USD203 million contract to deliver 50 kW-class lasers on a platoon of four Stryker vehicles in fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) as part of its Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) mission. Kord Technologies is currently working with two subcontractors, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon, who will each develop one prototype laser.


A Stryker with the 5 kW laser, mounted on the vehicle’s rear. The US Army has decided to accelerate development of its MMHEL effort that seeks to integrate a 50 kW-class laser on the vehicle. Northrop Grumman and Raytheon are now competing to design the laser for four prototype vehicles. Source: DIVIDS

See also: MEHEL laser weapon