Army plans M-SHORAD laser competition in FY-23 for post-prototype production

By Jason Sherman / November 22, 2021 at 2:28 PM
The Army plans to launch a second competition for Stryker-mounted, 50-kilowatt lasers, giving Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman in fiscal year 2023 a chance at procurement planned beyond initial prototype systems that Raytheon currently owns under a rapid-development and fielding agreement. Craig Robin, directed-energy project office deputy director, said the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office next fiscal year will pass the baton to the Army's traditional acquisition professionals to run a follow-on contest for production beginning in FY-25...

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