Lithium-ion battery for Raytheon's CUAS laser provided by SpearNews
October 29, 2019
GRANDVIEW, Mo. Spear Power Systems, Inc. (Spear) has provided an advanced lithium-ion battery system to Raytheon for the a counter-unmanned aerial system (CUAS) delivered to the U.S. Air Force.
The system will be deployed overseas as part of a year-long Air Force experiment to train operators and test the system's effectiveness in real-world conditions.
The highly compact battery delivers a tremendous amount of power to the laser at the heart of the system, which is installed on a small all-terrain vehicle. The high power is intended to enable the system to neutralize the UAS in a matter of seconds.
Spear delivered its first directed energy weapon (DEW) battery directly to the U.S. Air Force in 2013.