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Directed Energy

Laser-Focused Battlefield Defense

Boeing’s Laser & Electro-Optical Systems (LEOS) team harnesses more than 40 years of innovation and expertise to deliver cutting-edge, warfighter-tested high energy laser defense with precision and affordability.

Designed for both stand-alone use and mobile configuration, Boeing’s Directed Energy solutions provide scalable and efficient air defense against lower-tier threats in any environment.

Boeing is committed to delivering ready and rapidly-deployable Directed Energy systems today while developing modernized air and missile defense solutions to meet emerging threats and future challenges tomorrow.

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Products & Systems

Compact Laser Weapon System

Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) is a modular, high energy laser system that provides proven air defense capabilities against unmanned aircraft systems.

CLWS' versatile design enables it to be transported and operated by a single warfighter and configured for mobile use on an array of combat vehicles – providing superior flexibility to support readiness in any environment.

Currently deployed in theater with a track record of more than 300 drones defeated in dozens of demonstrations, scenarios and environments – CLWS is combat-ready today.

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Tactical Laser Weapon System

General Atomics-Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) and Boeing are partnering to jointly pursue opportunities for a 100 kW-class scalable to 250 kW-class high energy laser weapon system to support a variety of air and missile defense applications.

The partnership combines GA-EMS’ scalable Distributed Gain Laser Technology, HELLi-ion Battery Systems and integrated Thermal Management with Boeing’s beam director and precision acquisition, tracking and pointing software to deliver superior, combat-ready high energy laser protection for the warfighter on an accelerated timeline.

Tactical Laser Weapon System in the field

Strategic Systems

Demonstrating the viability of Directed Energy against missile and other long-range threats, Boeing partners with the U.S. Department of Defense to keep allied forces secure. With rapidly changing technology and evolving warfare, Strategic Systems are designed to detect these threats from great distances, identify and discriminate accurately, and engage with lethal precision.

Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS)