USAF directed-energy counter-drone demo begins, as program of record discussions progress

By Sara Sirota  
October 18, 2019 at 12:15 PM
The Air Force's directed-energy experimentation campaign has started another round of counter-drone testing with five different systems that management officials are exploring for an anticipated program of record. Although he didn't identify specific weapons and their costs, the campaign's leader, Michael Jirjis, said ATA Technologies, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Kord Technologies make the four off-the-shelf platforms participating in the event. The Air Force Research Lab's Tactical High-Power Operational Responder -- a high-power microwave integrated by BAE Systems -- is being...

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