Tuesday, August 20, 2013

AF solicits for laser system

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Force researchers are asking industry to supply a high-power laser system. The Air Force Material Command AFTC/PZIO Operational Contracting Division at Eglin issued a solicitation for a High Power Laser System. The laser should have output power of 1 to 1.5 Watts, operate at a wavelength of 2.95 microns, with a circular beam shape. The laser should be rugged enough to withstand shock of about six Gs, and have a rack-mount controller with 40-foot control cable. (Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, 08/19/13)