Naval Weapons

Navy League 2017: Lockheed Martin seeks to adapt laser system for USN

04 April 2017

Lockheed Martin is interested in adapting its 60 kW laser systems for the US Navy (USN) Surface Navy Laser Weapons System (SNLWS), Jim Murdoch, Director of Advanced Technologies Business Development for Lockheed Martin, told reporters at the Annual Navy League conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on 3 April 2017.

Lockheed Martin recently completed the design (developed under the Department of Defense's Robust Electric Laser Initiative (RELI) programme), development, and demonstration of a 60 kW combined fibre laser for the US Army that produced a single 58 kW beam earlier in March that will be delivered to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Alabama, sometime in May.

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