Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Industry and Business News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Pre-Design Of Laser Weapon Control System Completed

-
by Staff Writers
St. Louis MO (SPX) Jul 22, 2008
Boeing has successfully completed the preliminary design of a rugged beam control system for the U.S. Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program.

Boeing performed the work under the HEL TD Phase I contract it was awarded last year to design a beam control system for a truck-mounted laser weapon system. The objective of the HEL TD program is to demonstrate that a mobile, solid-state laser weapon system can effectively counter rocket, artillery and mortar projectiles. The program will support the transition to a full-fledged Army acquisition program.

"HEL TD is a cornerstone of the Army's high-energy laser program, and this successful completion of the preliminary design is an important step in developing a weapon system that can change the face of the battlefield," said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems.

"While rocket, artillery and mortar projectiles have traditionally been difficult threats to defeat, HEL TD's speed-of-light, ultra-precision capability will meet the warfighter's needs in this vital mission area," said Gary Fitzmire, vice president and program director of Boeing Directed Energy Systems.

The contract contains options that, if exercised, will call for Boeing to build, integrate and test the beam control system equipped with a command-and-control system on an Army tactical military vehicle, as well as develop the system-engineering requirements for the entire HEL TD system.

Boeing leads the way in developing high-energy laser systems for a variety of warfighter applications. These systems include the Airborne Laser, the Advanced Tactical Laser, the Tactical Relay Mirror System and Laser Avenger.

Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Laser triggers lightning in a thunderstorm
Lyon, France, April 16, 2008
European scientists say they have, for the first time, triggered electrical activity in a thunderstorm by aiming high-power laser light into the clouds.







  • Google profit up 35 percent at 1.25 billion dollars
  • Microsoft posts sharp profit rise, cautious guidance
  • Google-Viacom lawsuit deal cloaks YouTube user identities
  • Brazilians first to unlock new iPhone: reports

  • AMC-21 Is Delivered To Spaceport
  • Sea Launch Delivers Echostar 11 To Orbit
  • Countdown Underway For The Launch Of The Echostar XI Satellite
  • Sea Launch Sets Sail For EchoStar XI Launch

  • China Southern Airlines managers take paycut due to oil prices
  • British PM blasts polluting 'ghost' flights
  • Air China says it is to buy 45 Boeing aircraft
  • Raytheon Leads Team To Evaluate Impact Of New Classes Of Aircraft For NASA

  • DRS Completes Testing Of PMM System
  • Boeing To Demo Net-Centric Upgrade On AWACS Aircraft
  • Satellite's Instrumentation Providing Scintillation Forecast Data
  • USAF E-8C Joint STARS Airframes Operationally Viable Through 2070

  • Tree Branching Key To Efficient Flow In Nature And Novel Materials
  • Pre-Design Of Laser Weapon Control System Completed
  • Advertisers' dream as Japanese display identifies customers
  • Virtual World Is Sign Of Future For Scientists And Engineers

  • NASA Names Strain New Goddard Space Flight Center Director
  • Raytheon IDS Names Del Checcolo Vice President, Engineering
  • John B. Higginbotham Appointed CEO Of Integral Systems
  • Sea Launch Transitions To New Leadership

  • NASA Works To Improve Short-Term Weather Forecasts
  • ESA To Consult The Science Community On Earth Explorer Selection
  • NASA's Deep Impact Films Earth As An Alien World
  • ESA Launches Program In Support Of Earth Observation Science

  • u-blox GPS Chosen For NY Yellow Cab Passenger Information Monitoring
  • Ethertronics Delivers World's Smallest Ceramic GPS Antennas
  • SouthernLINC Wireless Expands Availability Of TeleNav Track
  • Northrop Grumman's GPS OCX Team Completes CMMI Appraisal Method

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement