Drone killing laser
CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports on the US Navy’s first active laser weapon..Hang on to your drone. Boeing’s developed a laser cannon specifically designed to turn unmanned aircraft into flaming wreckage. The aerospace company’s new weapon system, which it publicly tested this week in a New Mexico industrial park, isn’t quite as cool as what you see in Star Warsthere’s no.The US Air Force has taken delivery of its first high energy laser for shooting down Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV . Built by Raytheon, it will be used in overseas deployments as part of a year long experiment to test the laser weapon and to train operators in real world scenarios..Boeing has showed off its own drone killing laser cannons, including one mounted on a truck. Raytheon’s trick here is making a smaller, less powerful but still effective laser, one it can run from small ground vehicles that offer limited power resources. The dune buggy is a Polaris MRZR..Laser warfare breakthrough as Lockheed Martin delivers first drone killing weapon to US Army. Lockheed Martin laser produced record setting single beam of kW Will protect against swarms of drones or large numbers of rockets and mortars It could one day be installed on military planes, helicopters and ships By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com. In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy’s first in fact, the world’s first active laser weapon..US Marines to test drone killing laser weapon. By Cal Pringle June . The Compact Laser Weapon System is a medium range, low power device that sol.rs and Marines can use to counter drones and other threats. Boeing .Marines Get Drone Killing Laser. Week of . Military.com. A laser weapon designed to take out drones has been delivered to the Marine Corps. The Combat Laser Weapons System, or CLaWS, is the first Defense Department approved ground based laser authorized for troops’ use, according to a recent release..