First of all, we are talking about deck-based installations. In the field of creating laser weapons, it is reported that Britain intends to compete with the United States and Germany, where similar developments are also under way.
Official representative of the company Raytheon stated:
The first shot of the company created laser weapons is expected in 2018 year.
Recall that a similar announcement was made by British Admiral George Zambellas last year.
Announced the first test of the laser system Raytheon on the land. If the tests are deemed successful, the combat laser will be delivered to the deck of the British Navy ship for marine testing.
В Babcock International Group declare that the laser installation of slightly reduced dimensions and power can be installed, for example, on army trucks. According to the representative of the production association, such an option could be useful, for example, in Iraq to protect British bases. At the same time, there is no precise information about the power of the combat laser under development.