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How Is The U.S. Army Going To Improve Warfighters’ Ability To Counter Rockets And Unmanned Aerial Threats…? | Laser

 

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A Truck-Mounted Directed Energy System… / Laser

 

  • Under a follow-on contractual effort from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), Boeing will continue developing a truck-mounted directed energy system that improves warfighters’ ability to counter rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aerial threats. / Laser /

HEL MD… / Laser

  • Under the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) Phase II High-Power Testing follow-on contract, Boeing will incorporate a 10-kilowatt, solid-state laser with the HEL MD system. There is an option to subsequently incorporate a more powerful laser. The effort reduces the risk for future high-power laser integration.
  • “The Boeing HEL MD program is applying the best of solid-state laser technology to ensure the Army has speed-of-light capability to defend against rockets, artillery, mortars, and unmanned aerial threats — both today and into the future,” said Mike Rinn, Boeing Directed Energy Systems vice president and program director. “High power testing represents a critical step forward for this innovative directed energy system.” / Laser /
POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 01:  U.S. sol...

POCHEON, SOUTH KOREA – SEPTEMBER 01: U.S. soldiers 2nd Infantry Division participate in the United States and South Korean Joint live fire Exercise at Rodriguez Range on September 1, 2011 in Pocheon, South Korea. The U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division demonstrated the digital and tactical capabilities of its new vehicle fleet at the newly renovated Rodriguez Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex. United States army conducted a joint live fire operation with South Korean army to prepare for possible aggression by North Korea, which the South has remained technically at war with since the end of the Korean War in 1953. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

HEL MD: A Joint Development… / Laser

 

  • HEL MD is a joint development effort involving Boeing and the Army. This follow-on contract will support development and testing for the next three years. The team will conduct field tests of the HEL MD system using the high-power, solid-state laser during the next year. These tests will demonstrate the system’s ability to acquire, track, damage and defeat threat-representative targets.
  • “Phase II will allow us to build on the great work we have accomplished over the past several years with SMDC,” said Blaine Beardsley, HEL MD program manager for Boeing. “Our team is eager to demonstrate that this revolutionary system is capable of saving lives and ready for the battlefield.” / Laser /

HEL MD – Space and Missile Defense Command – U.S. Army / Laser

 

  • The HEL MD BCS advanced technology objective demonstrates a rugged, mobile beam control system that is traceable to size, weight and performance needs 

Directed Energy Systems / Laser

 

  • In the next phase, the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), Boeing will integrate and test a high power system. When completed, the HEL MD will 

U.S. Army Pushing Laser-Based Defenses | Defense News … / Laser

 

  • May 13, 2012  Blaine Beardsley, HEL MD program manager at Boeing, said the company The HEL MD was able to detect and track 60mm and 120mm 

 

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