High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS)
Enemy surface-to-air threats to manned and unmanned aircraft have become increasingly sophisticated, creating a need for rapid and effective response to this growing category of threats. High power lasers can provide a solution to this challenge, as they harness the speed and power of light to counter multiple threats. Laser weapon systems provide additional capability for offensive missions as welladding precise targeting with low probability of collateral damage. For consideration as a weapon system on todays air assets though, these laser weapon systems must be lighter and more compact than the state-of-the-art has produced.