Vision4ce, amongst others have won a contract to help develop a naval directed-energy weapon that will be fitted onto a Type 23 frigate for testing.
- Date: 5th October 2021
- Company: Vision4ce
Vision4ce, amongst others have won a contract to help develop a naval directed-energy weapon that will be fitted onto a Type 23 frigate for testing. The contract will see a Thales-led consortium of which Vision4ce are a part of. Thales will be investing £6.6 billion [$9.15 billion] in research and development across defence over the next four years, reaffirming their commitment to provide the Armed Forces with truly advanced capabilities. The naval laser contract is one of three, worth a total of around £72.5 million, to develop advanced laser and RF demonstrators as part of the Novel Weapons Programme.
Thales will act as an overall integrator for the system with BAE Systems who will lead on ship integration with IPG sourcing a UK-laser for the work.
Vision4ce’s AI tracking and classification technology will be used to explore the practicalities of identifying, tracking and engaging targets with the laser system.
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