September 22 2017
In a test with the U.S. Army, a Lockheed Martin laser system has shot down multiple unmanned aerial vehicles, reports the defense firm.
During the trials in August with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the 30-kW Advanced Test High-Energy Asset (ATHENA) knocked down five Outlaw unmanned aerial vehicles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
The upgraded ATHENA used advanced beam control technology and an efficient fiber laser in the latest tests of the prototype...
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