Department of Homeland Security

Working together with the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA), we provide geospatial visualization of critical infrastructure, along with threats, to protect against, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards.

Laser Weapons System – Quick Reaction Capability

LaWS is a directed energy weapon whose intended use is ship defense against drones or small-boat attackers. It utilizes a solid-state infrared beam which can be tuned to high output to destroy the target or low output to warn or cripple the sensors of the target.