Navy League 2019: Lockheed Martin Anticipates HELIOS CDR in Early 2020

The critical design review (CDR) for the Lockheed Martin High-Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system is planned for the first quarter of 2020, the company confirmed on 1 May during a press briefing in advance of the Navy League Sea-Air-Space conference between 6 and 8 May. HELIOS is to provide US Navy (USN)...

The critical design review (CDR) for the Lockheed Martin High-Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system is planned for the first quarter of 2020, the company confirmed on 1 May during a press briefing in advance of the Navy League Sea-Air-Space conference between 6 and 8 May.

HELIOS is to provide US Navy (USN) surface warships and other platforms laser weapon and other directed energy capability.

The USN in March awarded the company a USD150 million contract - with options worth up to USD942.8 million - for the development, manufacture, and delivery of two high-power laser weapon systems, including intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and counter-UAS capabilities, by fiscal year 2020.

Source: www.janes.com