LASER WEAPON SYSTEM (LaWS) ENGAGEMENT SUCCESS - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) file photo of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) - KTM Prototype used in a May 24 test.

The Naval Sea Systems Command Directed Energy and Electric Weapon Systems Program Office - with support from NSWCDD, the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems' Close In Weapon System (CIWS) Program Office, and Raytheon Missile Systems - fired a laser through a beam director on a KINETO Tracking Mount controlled by a MK 15 CIWS at San Nicholas Island, Calif., May 24, successfully tracking, engaging, and destroying, for a second time, a threat representative unmanned aerial vehicle in flight in an over-the-water combat representative scenario.