AFRL sends counter-UAV directed-energy weapon overseas, eyes anti-cruise missile testing

By Sara Sirota / March 5, 2020 at 2:43 PM
ORLANDO, FL -- Air Force researchers studying how warfighters can use directed energy as defensive weapons have shipped out the first system in their overseas counter-drone experiment and are planning to begin a new testing campaign to bolster anti-cruise missile capabilities. The service has sent the High-Energy Laser Weapon System to a testing location abroad, Chris Ristich, head of the service's strategic development planning and experimentation office, told Inside Defense in a Feb. 27 interview at the Air Warfare...

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