U.S. Army Tests Downing Drones With High-Powered Microwaves

The Epirus Leonidas high-powered microwave counter-UAS system at a recent demonstration.
Credit: Epirus
The U.S. Army recently wrapped up more than two weeks of testing high-powered microwave systems to down small drones, with one of three entrants fully meeting the test’s goals and another showing promise. The Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO), along with the Rapid...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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