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1. (WO2018220382) WEAPON SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/220382    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/051491
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01S 7/495
F41G 3/02
F41H 13/00
F41G 3/04
Applicants: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
Inventors: RIGBY, Keith, Antony
Title: WEAPON SYSTEM
Abstract:
According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a laser weapon system, comprising: one or more lasers for generating electromagnetic radiation; laser optics for routing the electromagnetic radiation to laser apertures in the platform which direct the generated electromagnetic radiation at a target, the laser apertures having an associated field of regard; and a control system, the control system being arranged to control which combination of laser, laser optics and laser aperture is used to engage the target, based on a probability of successfully engaging that target in relation to the field of regard of the laser aperture of the combination.