50-Kilowatt Laser Will Be a ‘Game-Changer’ for the US army, Company Says

The U.S. military will incorporate the newest generation of solid-state fiber optic lasers as soon as 2021, according to officials of Northrop Grumman Corp. At the Annual AUSA Trade Show, a Northrop Grumman official confirmed that the company has been contracted to deliver the first 50-kilowatt laser. This medium sized system will be able to engage all types of air targets silently without the need to reload.

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