Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Develop High-Powered Laser Weapons for US Army

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to develop and manufacture up to four 300-kilowatt laser weapons for the US Army’s Indirect Fires Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) program.

The IFPC-HEL system provides 360-degree air defence against aerial threats like rockets, artillery, mortars, and drones.

For command and control, the IFPC-HEL utilizes the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence Battle Command System along with the Sentinel radar for threat detection.

Lockheed Martin stated that getting the IFPC-HEL contract is a result of years of complex program development, strategic investments, and close partnership with the Army.


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