- HELIOS will leverage proven mature technology to field a 60-150 kW class high-energy laser weapon system
- The project plans to deliver two test units in FY 2020: one for a DDG 51 Flight IIA destroyer and one at a land-based test site
The US Navy (USN) has selected Lockheed Martin’s Aculight business for the fast-track development of a high-energy laser weapon system for testing on a DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.
The new system, known as the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS), is intended to provide an initial laser weapon capability to the US fleet.
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