Lockheed Martin demonstrated a counter-unmanned aircraft system laser for the U.S. Air Force for the first time during a mid-October event at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the company said Nov. 7. The demonstration of the Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) for the Air Force follows a demonstration of the 30-kW laser two years ago for the Army. A government radar and command-and-control system fed target information to ATHENA during the event. The beam control system for Lockheed’s laser ...


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