DARPA's answer to increasingly sophisticated surface-to-air threats is the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS), the liquid cooled lasers that would be mounted on turrets on combat airplanes to shoot down incoming rockets or missiles.
What does HELLADS stand for?
HELLADS stands for High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System
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May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin said today it had been selected by General Atomics as weapon system integrator for the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS).
Today, the company participates in two of the largest solid state directed energy weapon development programs in the United States: the Joint Technology Office J-HPSSL program and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System, or HELLADS, program.