Friday, September 7, 2007

The Tactical High Energy Laser

This is a new kind of technology i'm presenting to you today, defence based technology news:) ... hopefully more reviews of this kind will follow!

The Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) program is a joint program launched by of U.S. and to counter short-range rockets. This defensive weapon though still in developmental stages, will be inducted in Israeli and American armies. Its predecessor Nautilus was first used in 1996.

THEL will have a mobile version as well. It will be called MTEL. THEL is currently being tested in New Mexico.The laser could be in use by 2007. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on this project.

The MTHEL will be designed to minimize the threats by mortars, artillery rounds and rocket. It might even be capable of destroying cruise missile. Israel and America wants it to be mounted on the back of a humvee. It can be moved and deployed as a system on three trucks. Since this system gets hot quickly, so a new cooling system will be incorporated. It also has fire control radar that guides it into action as shown in the picture.

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