Lasertel, a Leonardo company, has been awarded a Phase I contract to participate in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Efficient Ultra-Compact Laser Integrated Devices program. The EUCLID program aims to greatly reduce the size and weight of laser diode pump sources for fiber lasers used in directed energy applications.
High-energy laser technology has the potential to provide new and enhanced defense capabilities. However, until recently, these systems have been too large and heavy to be widely integrated in military platforms.[Continue reading →]