The U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) hosted late last month (30/4/2023) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida a conference on integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise scenarios in favor of GCC countries, particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
During the exercise, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon showcased their high-energy laser (HEL) products to meet the air defense recommendations of the US-GCC Defense Working Groups.
What HEL systems did Lockheed Martin and Raytheon showcase?
What were the Saudi and Emirati views?
Are there any hurdles preventing Riyadh and Abu Dhabi from acquiring these HEL systems?
Tactical Report has prepared a 366-word report to answer these questions and more.