Army Lasers Will Soon Destroy Enemy Mortars, Artillery and Drones From Strykers

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    Army Lasers Will Soon Destroy Enemy Mortars, Artillery and Drones From Strykers
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    KRIS OSBORN
    10/25/2016

    The Army and General Dynamics Land Systems are developing a Stryker-mounted laser weapon aimed at better arming the vehicle to incinerate enemy drones or threatening ground targets.

    General Dynamics Land Systems is now working on upgrading the power of the laser from two kilowatts of power to five kilowatts. The laser weapon system uses its own tracking radar to acquire targets in the event that other sensors on the vehicle are disabled in combat and has an electronic warfare jamming system intended to jam the signal of enemy drones.The Army is now in research and test mode, with a clear interest in rapidly deploying this technology. Reese added that GDLS anticipates being able to fire an 18-kilowatt laser from the Stryker by 2018.

    More at: http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1677075-army-arms-stryker-with-laser-weapon
     
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