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high-energy laser weapon system

Beam on

There is no single perfect solution for countering drones. But there are proven, advanced technologies to address the threat.

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Employees working with a laser

How a laser defeats hostile drones

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?

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Artist illustration of a drone being defeated by HELWS lead

Keeping UAVs away from the game

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.

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Mentoring and real-life learning in a remote world

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.

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Past and present unite in a new modern radar

The Early Warning Radar has come a long way since the Cold War.

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Two views but one of a kind

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.

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Every soldier a sharpshooter

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.

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A photo of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar.

The most watchful eye

Next-gen EWR is a key sensor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System.

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