Lasers used to kill UAVs

In 2014 lasers were used at White Sands to take down a drone. The drill saw a drone badly burned and damaged by a HEL-MD laser. The military said at the time that “unmanned aircraft similar to this drone are becoming a rapidly expanding threat and developing weapons to counter them is a priority for air defense.” But it isn’t clear if the lasers were ever made operational. In fact, it seems they were not.

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