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nLIGHT, Kord Technologies Partner to Provide Army With High Energy Laser Weapon

nLIGHT, Kord Technologies Partner to Provide Army With High Energy Laser Weapon
Laser weapon system

Semiconductor and fiber lasers provider nLIGHT will work as a subcontractor to Kord Technologies on a $34.5 million U.S. Army contract for the Directed Energy Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense prototyping effort.

DE M-SHORAD aims to install 50kW-class high energy laser weapon systems on Stryker vehicles, improving their defenses against a variety of threats, including unmanned aircraft systems, nLIGHT said Monday.

nLIGHT Defense Systems President Jeff Barchers touted his company’s ability to produce ruggedized, field-serviceable lasers that use adaptive optics to increase lethality.

For his part, nLIGHT President and CEO Scott Keeney shared his company’s history of developing high-power defense and commercial fiber lasers and expressed pride in its partnership with Kord and the Army Rapid Capabilities Critical Technologies Office, which is handling the DE M-SHORAD program.

Keeney went on to add that, “we look forward to leveraging our dual-use business model to accelerate the development and delivery of innovative and affordable lasers to the warfighter.”

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Written by Jerry Petersen

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