Boeing Develops Truck-Mounted Laser

25 July 2007 (Last Updated July 25th, 2007 08:57)

Boeing says it is developing a truck-mounted laser weapon system that destroys rockets, artillery shells and mortar rounds for the US Army. The contract, worth $7m, will see Boeing develop and complete a preliminary design of a rugged beam control system on a heavy expanded mobility tac

Boeing says it is developing a truck-mounted laser weapon system that destroys rockets, artillery shells and mortar rounds for the US Army.

The contract, worth $7m, will see Boeing develop and complete a preliminary design of a rugged beam control system on a heavy expanded mobility tactical truck.

The objective of the programme is to demonstrate that a mobile, solid-state laser weapon system can effectively counter rocket, artillery and mortar projectiles.