Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 October 2019
Total Production: 2
Also Known As: High Energy Laser Weapon System
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: HELWS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 22 October 2019
Total Production: 2
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Description: The High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS) is a US Air Force program aimed at delivering a weapon system capable of taking out unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The HELWS weapon system developed by Raytheon is capable of detecting, identifying and taking down drones utilizing directed energy. Targeting is provided by Raytheon Multi-spectral Targeting System (MTS) and whole system is mounted on a Polaris MRZR all terrain vehicle. The HELWS program kicked off in August 2019 with the aim to develop two prototypes by 2020.

HELWS Specifications

Wheel Drive: 4x4
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 2 news between
5 Aug 2019 and 22 Oct 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019US Air Force Takes Delivery of First HELWS Laser Counter-UAS System
Monday, August 5, 2019US Air Force to Get Two HELWS Prototypes to Defeat Drones

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 21
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