Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate?

first_img View post tag: US Navy Share this article Authorities View post tag: Warships View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Make View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships.The company will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology.Boeing’s solution will be compatible with systems other companies are designing for the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program.The resulting beam control system will focus and hold a laser on a moving aimpoint long enough to disable the target. Doing that with a ship-based laser is particularly challenging, given the maritime environment and constant movement of an at-sea vessel.Peggy Morse, vice president, Boeing Directed Energy & Strategic Systems (DESS), said:Boeing innovations in beam control and directed energy technologies are keys to understanding laser weapon system configurations that could yield a capability for the Navy in their maritime environment.[mappress mapid=”15159″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate? View post tag: more View post tag: Accurate View post tag: will View post tag: laser Back to overview,Home naval-today Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate? View post tag: Weapons February 18, 2015 View post tag: Navallast_img

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