Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Compete to Build 50 Kw-Class Laser for US Army Strykers

Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Compete to Build 50 Kw-Class Laser for US Army Strykers
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.<br />In July, the service awarded Kord Technologies with a USD203 million contract to deliver 50 kW-class lasers on a platoon of...

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.

“Under the terms of the contract, the two laser vendors have approximately one year to produce the required laser subsystems, integrate them onto the Stryker platform, and complete a competitive performance checkout leading into a range demonstration against various threats,” the service said.

Source: www.janes.com