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Boeing demos counter-UAS laser

1st September 2015 - 16:28 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Arizona


Boeing has showcased the capabilities of its Compact Laser Weapon System design.

The live engagement follows the company’s participation in the recent ‘Black Dart’ counter-UAS demonstrations at Pt. Mugu, California and testing by the US Marine Aviation Weapons & Tactics Squadron One at Yuma, Arizona.

According to Jeff Malanify, high energy laser lead for Boeing Laser & Electro-Optical Systems (LEOS), the company drew on its experience with programmes such as the 10 kW High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) in developing the compact 2 kW design.

The new design features four separate elements that allow emplacement by a small

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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