Counter-Drone Laser Weapon Demonstrated

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Counter-Drone Laser Weapon Demonstrated
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Lockheed Martin has announced that the company has demonstrated its new counter-UAS (unmanned aerial system) laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The new system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed-wing and rotary drones.

The system, known as the Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA), has been designed to provide a complementary anti-drone capability and seamlessly integrate with systems already in use by U.S. armed forces. The high-energy laser system is easily transportable, and can be rapidly deployed to defend...


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