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AUSA 2021: Raytheon upgrades high-energy laser weapon
Raytheon Intelligence & Space exhibited its upgraded High-Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS) at AUSA 2021 exhibition, in Washington DC.
The new HELWS is a 15kW-class system optimised to defeat Group 1-2 UAVs and it was mounted on a Polaris Dagor tactical vehicle at AUSA.
With seating for up to four personnel, the new system features an attachable/removable beam director turret for ease of transportation and supports onboard radar and jammer options.
A spokesperson for Raytheon explained to Shephard that the new HELWS works in conjunction with a radar that acquires the target at a distance and then hands it off …
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