Directed Energy

Today's warfighter faces unique challenges from the proliferation of hostile unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and rockets, artillery, and mortars (RAM). As the National Defense Strategy shifts from counter-terrorism to great-power competition with near-peer adversaries, Dynetics' directed energy weapons systems provides a safe and simple system to address these high-volume, low-cost threats.

Operational Advantages of Directed Energy Weapons

  • Inexpensive cost per shot
  • Broad range, deep magazine
  • Lightweight hardware
  • Fast and accurate
  • Limited collateral damage

Our directed energy solutions ensure mission success in the most challenging applications, from remote test ranges to the field of battle. In addition to our rugged test and training solutions, we offer the following capabilities:

Advanced radar development

We bring more than 45 years of radar expertise to acquire, track, and destroy targets — and make sure they have been neutralized. Take a look at our radar heritage to see how we're innovating for an evolving threat.

System integration and assembly

We provide systems engineering; assembly, integration, and test (AI&T); operations; and program management support across all system elements. We are experienced in systems engineering, manufacturing, test, and vehicle modifications for integration on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL)

Dynetics is the prime contractor to continue development for the next phase of the U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies (RCCTO) Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High Energy Laser (IFPC-HEL) program, a 300-kilowatt class laser weapon system. High energy lasers (HEL) engage at the speed of light and provide a solution to constantly evolving threats while reducing the logistics trail associated with conventional kinetic weapon systems.

Previously, Dynetics, along with our partners, was awarded the $130 million contract option to design, build, and integrate the laser weapon system onto an Army family of medium tactical vehicle platform and conduct field testing at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. As the prime contractor, Dynetics was responsible for final assembly, integration, and testing of the system.

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