Boeing recently announced that they have developed a mobile laser weapon is called a high-energy laser mobile display system, this laser weapons in three rounds of testing, successfully shot down over 150 UAVs, rockets and other simulated enemy targets .
The Boeing Company for the U.S. military developed this new laser weapons have completed three tests.
Boeing recently announced that they have developed a mobile laser weapon is called the High Energy Laser Mobile Display Systems (HEL MD), this laser weapons in three rounds of testing, successfully shot down over 150 UAVs, rockets and other simulated enemy target. Experiments show that this laser gun capable of continuing to aim in a different environment, track and hit a series of targets.
According to Boeing, said the latest test of this 10 kilowatts of high-energy lasers are in Florida Eglin Air Force Base. The laser weapon is mounted on a military vehicle, which makes it the first mobile high-energy laser weapon built and demonstrated American military.
HEL MD such as directed energy technology may soon be used by the military, becoming like a missile interceptors like self-propelled attack weapon that does not contain explosives, but will destroy targets at high speed crash. The latest wave of excitement laser weapon to show just a showpiece. According to the military research department, said in 2016, the U.S. military plans to develop 30 lasers for testing.
Boeing’s directed energy systems responsible Dave DeYoung said in a statement, self-propelled assault weapons is very expensive, and HEL MD at every firefight may have significantly lower costs. Laser weapons are only American military directed energy self-propelled anti-aircraft ground and part of the project.
Boeing also signed a contract with the military is not the only research and development of high-energy laser weapons defense contractors. In August, the military research center and Raytheon signed a $ 11 million contract to build a vehicle laser weapons, the successful development of this laser weapon will be able to shoot down enemy targets flying at low altitude. According to reports, this system is able to produce at least 25 kilowatts of energy, which makes it more powerful than the Boeing company’s products.