Northrop Completes Preliminary Design Review of a 300 KW Laser for U.S. DoD

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Northrop Completes Preliminary Design Review of a 300 KW Laser for U.S. DoD
Layered Laser Defense (LLD) ground-based laser system destroys target during April 2022 test @Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman completed the preliminary design review for a high-energy laser prototype for the U.S. Department of Defense.

The review establishes the company’s technical approach for precise, low-cost, speed-of-light technology for military operations.

In March 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Northrop Grumman a $72 million contract under the High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative (HELSI) to demonstrate a high-energy laser prototype using Northrop Grumman’s coherent beam combining technology.

The company will test the prototype at progressively higher powers later this year to prove the coherent beam combining design.

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