Conference Agenda

MAST Med 2022 Grand Hyatt, Central Athens, Greece

Wed 2 Nov 2022

16:30 Wed 2 Nov 2022


2A: Surface

Future Weapons Options

Future Weapons Systems

High Energy Laser Weapon Use for the Future Hellenic Frigate'

    Lieutenant Commander
    University of Pelloponese

The Hellenic Navy is about to make its final decision for a new frigate-class acquisition program. This new ship should possess certain capabilities in order to encounter any threats of the future maritime warfare. An essential technology that must be incorporated, is the High Energy Laser (HEL) weapons, that will allow the new maritime platform to effectively deal with small and cheap threats, such as drones and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), without being constrained from depth magazine and unfavorable cost exchange ratios. The deployment, though, of a HEL weapon on a maritime platform is a very challenging task due to the size, weight and power (SWaP) requirements as well as due to the various atmospheric effects that tend to degrade its performance. This paper, investigates the requirements for integrating a notional laser weapon on a maritime platform and compares various energy storage solutions, including lithium-ion batteries, lead acid batteries and flywheels. We also examine the deleterious effects of the atmospheric turbulence in a maritime environment on the laser weapon performance. Finally, a new machine learning based approach to predict the performance of an HEL weapon on a maritime platform is presented.

Multi Missiles Firing Installation (ITR): Concept and Benefits

  • Mr Christophe Balducchi
    Naval Advisor

(to follow) NB: MBDA first signed sponsors for Greece

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