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AUSA Global: Army moving out on high-energy laser development

29th March 2018 - 16:35 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Huntsville


The US Army is moving forward with plans to field a 50 kW high-energy laser on a 8x8 Stryker vehicle in FY2023, if not quicker, and will begin testing the weapon this year.

During the AUSA Global Force conference, several service leaders sat down with reporters on the 28 March to discuss the army's air and missile defence strategy. 

As part of that capability portfolio, the service is developing and testing high-energy lasers under a programme called Mobile High-Energy Laser (MHEL). The service views such a weapon as a low-cost complement to kinetic energy systems to address rocket, artillery

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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