The HEL-MD achieved full power (10kW) testing in late 2013 engaging and destroying multiple airborne targets during SMDC field testing at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR).
2 kilowatt Man Pack Chiller
Applied Companies designed, developed and delivered the complete Thermal Management System, Laser Chiller and HEMTT Shelter HVAC, for the US Army's Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) 10kW High Energy Laser – Mobile Demonstrator (HEL-MD).
The MSALTS mission is to provide validated threat emissions of foreign man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) suitable for operational test support (land- and sea-based) of the newest U.S. infrared countermeasure (IRCM) system, the Joint Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS).
MSALTS generates realistic missile plume fly-out signatures of sufficient amplitude to simulate actual levels to within the last second of simulated missile approach in multiple independently controlled bands (IR and broadband UV).
The intensity profiles are based on Defense Intelligence Agency Missile and Space Intelligence Center's (MSIC) missile fly-out models and enhanced missile signature (E-MSIG) missile plume signature models.