First it was hypersonic missiles, now the U.S. is reacting to advances in directed-energy weapons by potential adversaries by exploring ideas for countering high energy laser (HEL) systems. DARPA has released a request for information (RFI) seeking ideas for countermeasures, with the goal of potentially demonstrating a system hardened against laser attack that would be able to detect a HEL strike, geolocate the source and rapidly disrupt the attack.  The concept appears similar to ...


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