Inside the Air Force - 04/17/2015

Scalable laser module fits Avenger UAV

General Atomics Eying Gunship, Osprey As Future Laser Hosts

April 16, 2015 |
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has improved upon the laser technology matured under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program to create a tactical laser weapon module capable of deploying on an AC-130 gunship or V-22 Osprey. The company displayed a mockup of the laser module at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space exposition in National Harbor, MD, this week. Company officials claim the module was designed for carriage in the internal weapons bay of the Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle, but...

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