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High-Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS)

Country of Origin: USA


The High-Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) was a program by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a high-energy laser weapon system, reaching 150 kW in power, that weighed significantly less than existing laser systems. The system, with a target weight of less than 11 lb (5 kg) per kilowatt, was designed to be integrated with tactical aircraft and have improved range over ground-based systems. The weapon was primarily intended...

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