U.S. Navy Uses Raytheon's Phalanx Sensors to Shoot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A U.S. Navy team recently shot four aerial vehicles with a laser, integrated with combined-beam fiber.

The action was performed using the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) deployed by the Navy, under guidance from the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System sensor portfolio from Raytheon Company.

A U.S. Navy team recently shot four aerial vehicles with a laser, integrated with combined-beam fiber.

The LaWS is integrated with six industrial-use lasers and designed to focus the target in a single, simultaneous radiation effort. In the testing stage, these LaWS were mounted on a platform placed near a mount with the Phalanx Block 1B. Through the Block 1B's surface and radio frequency sensors, the Phalanx operator with electro-optical tracking detected, tracked, and engaged the target. The Phalanx-LaWS combination provides extremely viable operations at sea and can rout targets in changing maritime environments.

Teaming up with the Navy, Raytheon has provided solutions for speed-of-light protection to war fighters. The shoot down underlines the operational viability of the sensors and the

Navy’s trust in the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System.

Source: http://www.raytheon.com

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