The Boeing Company recently announced that its new mobile laser cannon system (also known as the compact laser weapon system) has been successfully tested at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, USA.
According to the report, the test was carried out on September 3 and was carried out under the framework of the "Advanced Battle Management System" at Nellis Air Force Base. The laser weapon installed on the small general-purpose tank successfully defeated the UAV system. , Protected the ground forces.
The "Advanced Battle Management System" is the United States Air Force's vision for global joint operations, sharing all data and information from the air, land, sea, space, and network. Once this system is put into use, it will enable all equipment from drones to ground vehicles to share information through the cloud network to detect and respond to threats faster and more effectively.
Ron Dauk, Boeing’s laser and optoelectronic systems project manager, said: “In the future battlefield, integrated and networked capabilities will provide operators with important information and respond to threats at a faster speed, just like compact laser weapon systems. As shown in this test."
Throughout the testing process, the compact laser weapon system transmitted real-time video images and parameters of related threats and various important data to operators at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, providing them with real-time situational awareness and remote control capabilities. In the demonstration, the compact laser weapon system collected a target clue through network information and simulated shooting down an unmanned combat aircraft.
"This exercise further proved Boeing's combat readiness," said Robert Green, director of Boeing's air defense and missile defense department. "Military operators will continue to be successful on our system, and this requires very little training."