UK Dragonfire consortium to develop high energy laser weapon
Rocketeer — Wed, 25/01/2017 - 12:15am
A consortium led by missile developer MBDA is to develop a high-energy laser weapon for the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Under the £30M contract, the UK Dragonfire group, which includes MBDA, Qinetiq and Leonardo-Finmeccanica, plans to develop a 50kW class directed energy weapon optimised for use on both land and sea. The project is to culminate in a demonstration of the system in 2019.