Laser weapon subsystems maturing under SHiELD effort head to PDR

By Rachel Cohen / November 10, 2017 at 2:24 PM
The Self-Protect High-Energy Laser Demonstrator program is moving through preliminary design reviews for the laser weapon's subsystems and is on track to conduct a low-power system PDR in spring 2018, an Air Force spokesman said this week. A beam-control subsystem PDR is finished, and Air Force spokesman Jim Fisher said Nov. 9 PDR for the power, cooling and aircraft pod infrastructure will take place in the next few months . "The beam-control subsystem is close to a final design,"...

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