The US Army to Deliver Its 50-kW Laser Combat Vehicles in 2022

Four laser weapon-equipped Stryker vehicles are in the works. 🧐 #engineering

Engineering, De Mshorad

1/14/2022 3:01:00 PM

Four laser weapon -equipped Stryker vehicles are in the works. 🧐 engineering

The U.S. Army will soon have improved defenses from drones using laser energy weapons. And a platoon of four combat vehicles will be rolled out this year.

. The Directed Energy Maneuver Short-range Air Defense (DE M-SHORAD) system that until now did not have a simpler name has been dubbed"Guardian," Defense News reported after an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, the head of the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO), spoke at the event and estimated the induction of the weapon system would be in September.

Last year, we had reported that the DE M SHORAD system was likelyto be inducted in 2022and the powerful laser would be powered by high capacity batteries that would be charged by the Stryker's diesel engines. Defense News reported that delivery was still on track even though few tests were to be conducted this month and would continue into February as well. 

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