The company said Thursday HELWS received and used target cues from the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System’s Fire Distribution Center during a demonstration at White Sands Missile Range.
The cues, along with electro-optical/infrared sensors, allowed HELWS to track and strike nine drone targets at tactical distances during the live-fire test.
NASAMS adds to the existing sensor, effector and command and control capabilities of HELWS for boosted flexibility.
RI&S builds its laser weapons in McKinney, Texas. The open-architecture weapon systems deploy from land, air or sea platforms to protect civilian and military facilities.
Norway-based Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace produces NASAMS.