Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Successful Laser Strike on an Unmanned Aerial Drone

The successful test firing of the Advanced Tactical Laser both on a stationary and moving target has been surpassed with a successful strike on an unmanned aerial drone. Five drones actually at various though unspecified heights/ranges.

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"Boeing has just announced it successfully tracked and shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle with a laser weapon. Actually, it shot down five UAVs at various ranges with the trailer-mounted Mobile Active Targeting Resource for Integrated eXperiments (MATRIX).

Developed at the request of the Air Force Research Laboratory, MATRIX integrates with standard test-range radar, focusing a single energy beam on moving aerial vehicles and blasting them out of the sky. It's the future of aerial seek and destroy, defending against always-orbiting unmanned craft.

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