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AIR FORCE DEPLOYS FIRST LASER WEAPON SYSTEM OVERSEAS

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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has deployed the first high-energy laser weapon system overseas to combat drones for a 12-month field assessment.

During the field assessment, ARFL will evaluate if the directed energy weapon system can be a game-changing capability to defend high-value assets from drone swarms or drone attacks.

Several systems the AFRL will be evaluating over the 12 months include the Raytheon High Energy Laser (HELWS), Raytheon High Power Microwave (PHASER), and the AFRL Tactical High-Power Operational Responder (THOR) drone killer.

“THOR is a directed energy game-changer,” said Dr. Kelly Hammett, AFRL’s Directed Energy director.

“Drones are becoming more and more pervasive and can be used as weapons intended to cause harm to our military bases at long standoff ranges. We built the THOR weapon system as a deterrent against these type threats. THOR with its counter electronic technology can take down swarms of drones in rapid fire. This capability will be an amazing asset to our warfighters and the nation’s defense,” said Hammett.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Three years ago, the US military had already invested millions in systems like this;

The Air Force has invested $26.3 million dollars in high energy lasers for fighter jets.

One has to wonder to what number that previous figure has escalated in 2020, and also why the US government seems so pathologically incapable of preventing wars through intelligent, moral, hard-won negotiations at this point in its history.

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