Israel Scores Airborne Laser Intercept Breakthrough

Elbit Systems high-power laser weapon system installed on an aircraft during the tests.
Credit: Israel MOD
Israel’s defense industry has achieved a global first by successfully demonstrating that a compact, airborne High Power Laser can shoot down unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The tests staged over the Mediterranean Sea show that an aircraft as small as an Elbit Systems-owned Cessna Caravan testbed...

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