Lasers Come Of Age

Brody Ladd | 05/26/2021

Technology advancements over the last decade have made directed-energy weapons increasingly possible. In 2019, the Army awarded a Dynetics-led team a $130 million contract to build a 100-kW laser demonstrator, shown in an artist's impression above. The High-Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle  Demonstrator will mount the weapon on an FMTV platform for testing. Once confined to the realm of science fiction, lasers and other directed-energy weapons are increasingly entering the realm of...
 

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