Army Looks to Industry to Up Its Investment in Laser Technology with 50-Kilowatt Laser Weapon

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Laser Weapon SystemThe U.S. Army is interested in acquiring a laser weapon with an output power of between 500 watts and 50 kilowatts, as well as the ability to maintain the maximum output power continuously for up to one minute.

Such a laser should also be built to fit on an 8 foot-by-53 foot trailer with chillers and operate for time periods of up to 1,000 hours on average, the Army said in a Feb. 21 presolicitation notice on FedBizOpps.

Regeneration times are intended to be for less than 10 minutes and the Army wants the laser to be built for storage temperatures of between negative 2 degrees and 112 degrees.

The selected vendor will also be responsible for collimated visible alignment beam for co-alignment with the main laser beam, the Army said.

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