Raytheon Awarded $23.8M AFRL Contract for Prototype High Energy Laser Weapon System (HELWS)

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has been awarded a $23.8 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for two prototype High Energy Laser Weapon Systems (HELWS).

This award provides for outside continental U.S. (OCONUS) field assessment for purposes of experimentation including, but is not limited to, 12 months of in-field operation by Air Force personnel against unmanned aerial systems (UAS) threats.

The contract work will be performed OCONUS and is expected to be completed by Nov. 1, 2020.



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