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Raytheon to Develop Humvee-Based Anti-Drone Lasers; Bill Hart Comments

Raytheon logoRaytheon (NYSE: RTN) will work with the Office of Naval Research to build a vehicle-based laser weapon system to target drones and other low-flying adversarial assets.

Bill Hart, vice president of space systems at Raytheon, said Wednesday the laser will be based on planar waveguide technology and have a compact design for use on mobile platforms.

The $11 million contract was awarded under ONR’s Ground Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move Future Naval Capabilities program.

Raytheon said the program seeks to develop a short-range laser device, with at least 25 kilowatts of power output, to be fitted onto the Marine Corpss‘ Humvees.

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