Lockheed Martin

Type of C-UAS
Directed energy

In March 2018 the US Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a USD150 million contract, with options worth up to USD942.8 million, for the development, manufacture and delivery of two high power laser weapon systems, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and counter-Unmanned Aerial System (counter-UAS) capabilities, by fiscal year 2020. The High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system brings together laser weapon, long-range ISR and counter-UAS capabilities. HELIOS combines three key capabilities, brought together for the first time in one weapon system:
• A high-energy laser system: The high-energy fiber laser will be designed to counter unmanned aerial systems and small boats.
• A long-range ISR capability: HELIOS sensors will be part of an integrated weapon system, designed to provide decision-makers with maximum access to information. HELIOS data will be available on the Lockheed Martin-led Aegis Combat System.
• A counter-UAS dazzler capability: The HELIOS dazzler will be designed to obscure adversarial UAS-based ISR capabilities.

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