As the U.S. Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is planning a similar weapon for ground vehicles to protect them from UAVs. The Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move (GBAD) program aims to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower to keep enemy UAVs from tracking and targeting Marines on the ground. ONR says it awarded the following contracts to support the GBAD effort: Raytheon ...
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