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Leveraging Novel Directed Energy Targets and Instrumentation To Enhance Warfighter Readiness

American Warfighters know AEgis Technologies (AEgis) as the US defense industry’s leader in developing and deploying novel targets and instrumentation to characterize High-Energy Laser (HEL) and High-Power Microwave (HPM) weapon systems. Innovating beyond traditional laboratory measurement approaches, AEgis’ target products support in-situ measurement on threat representative targets at operationally relevant ranges, providing multiple benefits to the Warfighter as these Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) are deployed to the field.

Using cost effective small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to protect our Warfighters, allies, and their assets from lethal attacks requires rapidly deploying HEL and HPM  DEWs while simultaneously developing the Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTPs) to govern engagements of these threats. Characterizing the performance of these DEWs at engagement ranges of interest is critical to enhancing Warfighter readiness. Test and Evaluation (T&E) of the weapons in realistic environments with accurate instrumentation on threat representative targets builds the knowledge base necessary to effectively deploy DEWs. AEgis’ instrumentation products support the T&E lifecycle from static range testing with our Laser Integrated Diagnostics Suite (LIDS) to target boards on threat representative Group 1 and 2 UAS platforms. Deploying these targets with DEWs provides reusable targets for operators to build operational proficiency while providing critical weapon performance metrics to refine TTPs and rules of engagement. AEgis has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of these UAS target payloads against HEL and HPM weapons and has plans to deploy HEL and HPM dynamic targets with several DEW systems.

AEgis’ Directed Energy Targets and Instrumentation are revolutionizing the way DEW systems are characterized in the field, building Warfighter confidence in their effective engagements against UAS threats. Combining the benefits of weapon characterization with developing Warfighter proficiency in operating these new DEW systems transforms the modern battlefield and keep our troops and assets safe. AEgis Technologies – Leading the Transformation of Modern Warfare.

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