The US Army recently sent four Stryker-mounted, 50-kilowatt laser prototypes to the Middle East’s US Central Command (CENTCOM) region for real-world testing, the service’s new vice chief, General James Mingus, told Breaking Defense last Friday, March 1.

Advancing Military Capabilities

According to the latest report, the Army deployed its four modified Stryker vehicles packed with 50-kilowatt laser prototypes in the Middle East for “live environment” testing.

This move signals a big step in beefing up our advanced military tech.

General Mingus is the brain behind this operation, and he’s making it clear that this is no walk in the park. These prototypes might have some kinks to iron out, but we’re committed to learning from this experience.

“Is it 100 percent ready? Is it going to work perfectly? Probably not, but we’re going to learn from it,” said Mingus in an interview.

Sending these laser beasts into live-action shows how serious we are about staying ahead in the tech game and beefing up our defense capabilities.