High-energy lasers eyed to close capability gaps, reduce costs

By Courtney McBride / August 29, 2017 at 2:18 PM
The Army is advancing its science and technology work on high-energy lasers as "complementary" to traditional kinetic weapons, including a potential maneuver short-range air defense solution, according to a service scientist. Adam Aberle, high-energy laser division technology development and demonstration lead at Army Space and Missile Defense Command, discussed several ongoing efforts with Inside the Army in an Aug. 23 interview at Redstone Arsenal, AL. SMDC is "the organization that executes the majority of the Army's investment in high-energy lasers,"...

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