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Money-saving Laser Weapons Closer To Reality

| AF SBIR/STTR | March 1, 2016

 

 

nGimat Co.

  • LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
  • TOPIC NUMBER: OSD04-L01
  • TOPIC TITLE: Polycrystalline Laser-Host Material
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE: AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate,  Wright-Patterson, AFB, OH

The Air Force and a small business partner are making a big leap toward fielding aircraft-mounted laser weapons that will save millions of dollars for every shot fired at adversaries instead of conventional missiles. While laser-based systems have taken longer than expected to field – hampered in part by material issues – a nanopowder manufacturing technology under development by the Air Force and Atlanta, Georgia-based nGimat Co. is poised to make laser use a reality sooner than later.

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