Raytheon’s advanced high power microwave (HPM) and mobile high energy laser (HEL) systems successfully engaged and defeated multiple unmanned aerial system targets during a U.S. Air Force demonstration.
Mature HPM and HEL technologies offer an affordable solution to the growing threat of UAS.
The HEL system, paired with Raytheon’s Multi-spectral Targeting System (MST), uses invisible beams of light to defeat hostile UASs.
(Our high-energy laser weapon system has targeted, tracked and engaged multiple Class I drones and other targets from the back of a Polaris MRZR all-terrain vehicle. Courtesy of Raytheon and YouTube.)
Mounted on a Polaris MRZR all-terrain vehicle, the system detects, identifies, tracks and engages drones.
“Countering the drone threat requires diverse solutions,” said Stefan Baur, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems vice president.
“HEL and HPM give frontline operators options for protecting critical infrastructure, convoys and personnel.”
(Raytheon’s patented laser tech and proven, precision targeting are paving the way for countering unmanned aerial systems and other threats. Courtesy of Raytheon and YouTube.)