Lockheed Builds Anti-UAS Laser Weapon

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has created a laser weapon system with the intent to defend against adversarial close-range rockets and unmanned aerial systems, Defense Update reports.

writes the Area Defense Anti-Munitions system has a 3.1-mile tracking range, contains a 10-kilowatt fiber-laser and uses an external radar cue when targeting UAS.

The company tested the system in December 2012 against a target flying on a wire, destroying the rocket within approximately one mile, according to the report.

Lockheed also evaluated the system as it targeted a flying UAS within 0.9 miles and four small-caliber rockets within 1.2 miles, Eshel writes.

The system acquired, tracked and destroyed the targets within three seconds, the report said.

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