Counter UAS Lasers In Focus In Japan

MHI 20-kW laser prototype.

Credit: Chen Chuanren
TOKYO–Two Japanese defense primes—Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)—have rolled out their versions of counter-UAS (uncrewed aircraft systems) technology to fulfill the country’s requirements for non-kinetic weapons. KHI began research and development of its high...

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