Air Force holding second directed-energy experiment for counter-UAS operations

By Sara Sirota  
February 15, 2019 at 4:37 PM
The Air Force is hosting a second experiment this fall to determine whether off-the-shelf directed energy technology can be used to counter unmanned aerial systems, and if successful, the service intends to acquire this technology using accelerated acquisition authorities, according to a Feb. 8 announcement. "There's been a significant increase in unmanned aircraft systems, particularly in the portable kind of something you can carry around group 1, group 2 status, and we've had a fair amount of interest from overseas...

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