U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth spent the day in a series of discussions both on the main university campus and at Texas A&M RELLIS, where the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) recently opened to help government, universities and industry accelerate high-tech military modernization.
Raytheon Technologies and Texas A&M established Texas’ first laser weapon test site in late September on the Texas A&M-RELLIS campus at the George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC). Raytheon’s high-energy lasers (HEL) are combat-ready weapons that use silent, invisible beams of light to destroy drone threats at great distances. The open-air test was the first such shot of a laser weapon in the State of Texas, creating a new capability to advance critical defense technologies.