Inside the Air Force - October 5, 2018

Raytheon to demo two directed-energy systems in counter-UAS experiment

By Rachel Cohen  
October 4, 2018 at 4:17 PM
The Air Force this month will take its first look at how to use portable laser and microwave weapons to defeat unmanned aerial vehicles, in a month-long experiment starting Oct. 9 where Raytheon is the only participant. Although the Air Force originally chose four companies, Raytheon's systems were the only two that were mature enough and met the service's requirements, according to Michael Jirjis, who oversees the service's strategic development planning and experimentation (SDPE) office's directed-energy efforts. Raytheon is showcasing...

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