US Navy Receives Integrated Multi-Mission Laser Weapon System

Lockheed Martin’s HELIOS system will provide an additional layer of protection for the fleet with its deep magazine, low-cost per kill, speed of light delivery and precision response By DA Reporter / 23 Aug 2022
Lockheed Martin HELIOS

Lockheed Martin has delivered a 60+ kW-class High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) to the US Navy for integration into existing ships to provide directed energy capability to the fleet.

Integrated and scalable by design, the multi-mission HELIOS system will provide tactically relevant laser weapon system warfighting capability as a key element of a layered defense architecture.

The company claims that HELIOS is a transformational new weapon system providing an additional layer of protection for the fleet with its deep magazine, low-cost per kill, speed of light delivery and precision response.

“Lockheed Martin and the US Navy share a common vision and enthusiasm for developing and providing disruptive laser weapon systems,” said Rick Cordaro, vice president, Lockheed Martin Advanced Product Solutions. “HELIOS enhances the overall combat system effectiveness of the ship to deter future threats and provide additional protection for Sailors, and we understand we must provide scalable solutions customized to the Navy’s priorities. HELIOS represents a solid foundation for incremental delivery of robust and powerful laser weapon system capabilities.”

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