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Navy will buy one HELIOS unit in FY-19, yielding to congressional fence

By Justin Katz  
January 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM
The Navy will not procure two units of an experimental high-energy laser in fiscal year 2019 as planned, and will instead adhere to a congressional procurement fence that allows the service to buy only one unit, according to a spokesman for the Navy secretary. The service originally planned to procure two units of Lockheed Martin’s High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance, dubbed HELIOS, in FY-19 for installation onboard Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Congress fenced the Navy's procurement of new...

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