Banshee target drones could be used by the RN for experimentation of future sensors, weaponry and radio equipment.
DSEI 2021: Raytheon unleashes HELWS on experimental basis
The UK MoD has awarded Raytheon UK an experimental contract to provide a High-Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS).
The demonstrator will be mounted on a British Army Wolfhound vehicle to help the MoD explore the potential opportunities offered by directed-energy weaponry (DEW).
‘High-energy weapons are moving from the laboratory to the field,’ explained Alex Rose-Parfitt, engineering director at Raytheon UK. ‘I’ve been involved in laser system programmes for a good while and it’s always been sci-fi -- the thing of Star Wars. Now we’re in a place where we’ve got a robust and ready production system.’
He explained to …
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