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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon...

CNO visit reveals ODIN-HELCAP laser weapon transition plan

by Richard Scott

New information has emerged on the US Navy’s (USN’s) plans to demonstrate a high-energy laser weapon able to defeat anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) threats.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background.  (US Navy)

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday was briefed on the ODIN – HELCAP technology transition during a 17 November visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. An ODIN system is visible in the background. (US Navy)

Details of the engineering approach being pursued for the High Energy Laser Counter ASCM Project (HELCAP) beam director were revealed on a wallboard appearing in official photographs showing a visit by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Michael Gilday to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) on 17 November. Information on the board indicates that HELCAP will build on the AN/SEQ-4 Optical Dazzler Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) system already being fitted to selected DDG 51 Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers.

HELCAP is intended to evaluate, develop, experiment and demonstrate various laser technologies for a system that would offer a capability to effect ‘hard-kill’ defeat of ASCMs engaged on crossing trajectories. While the USN has previously demonstrated the efficacy of high-energy lasers to defeat unmanned air systems (UASs) and small boat threats, achieving a hard kill against an ASCM will demand a more powerful weapon with greater range.

The HELCAP initiative is intended to deliver a flexible prototype system for government experimentation and demonstration. Key elements of the system include the beam control testbed, a 300 kW+ laser source, a prototype control system, and auxiliary prime power and cooling.

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