ATHENA Shoots Down Drones

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ATHENA Shoots Down Drones
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Members of the U.S. Air Force used the Advanced Test High Energy Asset, referred to as ATHENA, to shoot down a variety of drones in a Lockheed Martin demonstration of the technology.

In the latest test of the ground-portable laser weapon system, Airmen engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones at a government test range in Fort Sill, Okla., Lockheed said on Thursday.

“We’ve watched in recent news as this type of laser weapon solution is essential for deterring unmanned vehicle type threats, so it’s an exciting time for us to watch Airmen...


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