There is no single perfect solution for countering drones. But there are proven, advanced technologies to address the threat.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space have developed a High-Energy Laser Weapons System that can defeat hostile, small drones that could be rigged with explosives or conduct surveillance, collecting intelligence on friendly forces. But how does it work?
Raytheon Intelligence & Space's high-energy laser weapon system, or HELWS, uses electro-optical sensors that give operators a clear image of the target and track it. Once system operators identify the drone as a threat, with a simple push of a button, they can accurately aim the laser beam at their mark, bringing the drone down within seconds.
Six undergraduate students from Abu Dhabi University, Zayed University and the American University of Sharjah completed a hybrid in-person and virtual internship in October.
The Early Warning Radar has come a long way since the Cold War.
The ELCAN Specter DR sight allows a shooter to switch instantly from one magnification to another without having to fine-tune or adjust focus or correct head position. The dual-role sight is also available with 1.5-6x magnification and more than 50 custom ballistic reticles to meet changing, unpredictable mission requirements, including custom reticles for mounted and dismounted machine guns.
Raytheon ELCAN is developing a digital fire control rifle sight to help soldiers hit their mark consistently at distances greater than 1,000 meters – even when firing from behind cover or traversing hills.
Next-gen EWR is a key sensor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System.