Dynetics to Build 100 Kw Laser for US Army

The US Army's Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD130 million contract for the service's High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle...

The US Army's Space and Missile Defense Command has selected a Dynetics-led team to develop an experimental 100 kW laser weapon system for its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

On 15 May, the company announced that it had beat out Raytheon to receive a USD130 million contract for the service's High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator (HEL TVD) programme.

"High energy laser weapons have been a system that the United States has wanted to add into their defense portfolio since the invention of the laser," Ronnie Chronister, Dynetics' senior vice-president of contracts, said in a press release. "We are glad to be selected to build this new and safe weapon system that will provide a simple, yet cost-effective approach in theatre."

Source: www.janes.com