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Farnborough 2022: Raytheon UK to establish laser integration centre in Scotland

21st July 2022 - 15:13 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Farnborough

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Raytheon Technologies has licenses to export various configurations of its HEL technology in the UK, Europe and around the world. (Photo: Raytheon Technologies)

The Livingston centre will support British directed energy capabilities and will allow Raytheon UK to scale up production of its existing C-UAS systems.

Raytheon UK announced during the Farnborough International Airshow on 18-22 July that it will open its first Advanced Laser Integration Centre (ALIC) in 2023 in Livingston, Scotland.

The company said that the project builds on multiple contracts, and the ALIC will also meet C-UAS demands and  build directed-energy capabilities for the UK. The centre will focus on the testing, fielding and maintenance of defensive high-energy laser (HEL) weapons.

ALIC will also support existing C-UAS programmes and will help Raytheon UK to scale up the quantity of fielded systems such as the Coyote Block 2+, the High Energy Laser C-UAS system or the Directed

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