The US army has tested a new laser weapon against drones

Армия США протестировала новое лазерное оружие против дронов

Today it became known that the Navy of the United States Army conducted successful testing of their new development called the high energy laser beam LWSD, which was installed aboard the amphibious USS Portland and which early testing has shown how effective and promising can be this technology. However, the laser itself was developed mostly by the strength of the research team of the Institute of Marine Research USA, which is actively and closely cooperates with the Navy and other military units of the American army, which is quite surprising in nature.

This laser represents the latest iteration of the latest development of the special laser device targeting, which is designed to effectively shoot down drones and other flying similar equipment on a small scale. In fact, a test was made on may 16 of the current year in the territory of one of the U.S. military bases in Arizona – then the new laser system LWSD was able to shoot down drone launched, releasing him with a concentrated laser charge.

The technology revolves around a special electromagnetic system, which is able to convert chemical and electrical energy into radiation, thus effectively creating a highly concentrated laser beam direction, thus such an installation can be used for various military purposes. It should be noted that most of the technical work was done by the company Northrop Grumman, which have long been engaged in similar developments and offers something really interesting in this area.

In addition, the system itself really attracts many researchers and teams within military organizations in the U.S. and outside – because Northrop Grumman has managed somehow to surpass a third-party system of laser weapons. Of course, this development is still too early to call fully laser weapon, however, apparently, in this form it would prefer to analyze the leading experts on military developments, the United States government.

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