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AUSA 2016: GD and Boeing embark on laser quest

5th October 2016 - 14:56 GMT | by Tim Fish in Washington D.C.

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General Dynamics Land Systems is displaying a Stryker MEHEL 2.0 vehicle that is fitted with a 5kW laser from Boeing.

The plan is to offer the US Army a counter-UAS capable vehicle that employs directed energy to rapidly neutralise targets. MEHEL stands for Mobile Expeditionary High Energy Laser.

Boeing had already tested a 2kW laser but the 5kW laser intends to provide a more powerful system that will be able to destroy more targets much more quickly. Testing of the 5kW laser is expected in January 2017.

A spokesperson from GDLS told Shephard that the company developed this solution in

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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