Navy looks to field directed-energy weapons to counter increasingly cheap and prevalent drones

By Nick Wilson / January 9, 2024 at 9:00 AM
The Navy aims to accelerate the fielding of counter-drone capabilities -- including directed-energy weapons -- while increasing its total munition stocks after a series of recent attacks on Navy vessels in the Red Sea, according to senior surface warfare officers. “One of the things that I think we really need to get after quicker is we need to accelerate the development of directed-energy weapons, whether it's a laser or whether it's a microwave,” Vice Adm. Brendan McLane, commander of Naval...

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