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Dynetics to Develop Army Directed Energy Prototype

Dynetics to Develop Army Directed Energy Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Dynetics to Develop Army Directed Energy Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Leidos' Dynetics subsidiary will optimize the power of the U.S. Army's directed energy weapons from 100 kilowatts to 300 kilowatts as part of a modernization initiative.

Dynetics said Thursday it will build, integrate and test a 300 kilowatt-class laser prototype in fiscal year 2022 in support of the Indirect Fires Protection Capability – High Energy Laser effort.

The company seeks to employ the prototype to help warfighters deter hostile drones, artillery fire, mortar and rocket attacks. The prototype will also inform the Army on a potential deployment of laser prototypes with combat capacity in 2024.

Dynetics received a $130M contract in 2019 to create and assess a directed energy system under the High Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator program.

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Written by Matthew Nelson

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