NSWC Crane Collaborates on High-Energy Laser Project

August 12, 2021 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) collaborated with NSWC Dahlgren, NSWC Port Hueneme, Integrated Warfare Systems 2.0, Directed Energy (IWS 2.0, DE), and Lockheed Martin to bring a high energy laser control system to the Navy fleet. The Navy is developing several ship-based weapons that could improve the Navy’s surface ships to defend against…

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Lockheed Martin Delivers HELIOS Laser Weapon System to US Navy

January 11, 2021 – This year, the U.S. Navy will field the first acquisition program to deploy the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance, or HELIOS, a laser weapon system with high-energy fiber lasers for permanent fielding by the U.S. Department of Defense. This will be the only deployed laser system integrated into an operational Flight IIA DDG.…

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Lockheed Martin’s HELIOS Laser Weapon System Takes Step Toward Ship Integration

March 11, 2020 – Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy moved one step closer to integrating a laser weapon system onto an Arleigh Burke destroyer after successfully conducting a Critical Design Review (CDR) for the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) system. “Our adversaries are rapidly developing sophisticated weapons and the threats to the U.S. Navy’s fleet…

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