Rolls-Royce Making Progress on 100-kilowatt Combat Lasers

Rolls-Royce LibertyWorks has achieved significant technology milestones for integrated power and thermal management system for high-power defensive 100-kilowatt combat lasers.

They have electrical power, thermal management capacity, temperature management and control, instantaneous power availability and continuous operations.

The Rolls-Royce lasers are small and light enough to fit in US Army vehicles and US Navy ships. They want to make modular integrated power and thermal management capabilities with multiple applications such as US Army Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, Navy Littoral Combat Ship, or base defense protection.