High-energy laser effector system to be developed for German Navy

GERMANY. Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland have agreed to collaborate in the high-energy laser effectors domain. The two companies intend to construct, integrate, and test a laser demonstrator for the German Navy’s corvette K130.

This capability is to be investigated under quasi-operational conditions using a demonstrator installed onboard a German corvette.

The details and division of responsibilities between the two companies will be determined as soon as the performance specification is made available by the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-service Support, Germany’s military procurement agency.