The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is finalising the agreement of a £30 million contract with UK DRAGONFIRE, an industrial team led by MBDA, to conduct the Laser directed energy weapons capability demonstrator.

UK DRAGONFIRE will achieve, through the laser directed energy weapons capability demonstrator, a significant step change in the United Kingdom’s capability in high energy laser weapon systems and will provide the basis for technology-driven operational advantage. The programme is aimed at to mature the key technologies for a high energy defensive laser weapon system and will include the engagement of representative targets in land and maritime environments in 2019.

UK DRAGONFIRE is a collaborative consortium led by MBDA with QinetiQ, Leonardo, GKN, Arke, BAE Systems and Marshall ADG.

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