Aerospace big Boeing introduced that it was awarded a $2.5 million contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to sustain the service’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) units.
In a launch late Monday, Boeing reported that the five-year contract contains upkeep providers for the Boeing-built CLWS units defending in opposition to hostile unmanned aerial methods in theater. Each CLWS unit is provided with a best-in-class beam director and acquisition, monitoring and pointing software program to ship precision safety.
“We’re honored to continue our partnership with the Marine Corps,” mentioned Kurt Sorenson, Boeing program supervisor for CLWS. “This will ensure that their systems continue to operate at the highest levels in defense of our warfighters.”
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Boeing just lately elevated the utmost beam energy and reliability of the CLWS units – offering enhanced safety in opposition to bigger and extra quite a few threats at higher vary, in addition to enabling them to defeat threats extra rapidly and effectively.
Boeing has greater than 40 years of innovation and expertise constructing directed power methods, and has produced laser weapons to be used within the air, on land and at sea.
In addition, earlier in September 2020, Boeing introduced that its new cell laser gun system efficiently examined at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.