US Army could get laser for short-range air defense in under 5 years

February 13, 2018 9:49 pm defensenews.com
US Army could get laser for short-range air defense in under 5 years

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is going to assess the possibility of putting a 50-kilowatt laser onto its short-range air defense, or SHORAD, objective solution in less than five years, according to the service’s fiscal 2019 budget justification documents released Feb. 12. “As part of the objective solution, the 50 kilowatt laser will be assessed for possible transition from Science and Technology to an objective M-SHORAD program in FY2022,” the…

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