Lockheed Martin Combat Laser in Action
Lockheed Martin Combat Laser in Action

Lockheed Martin Combat Laser in Action

Боевой лазер от Lockheed Martin в действии (видео) Lockheed Martin, an American company specializing in developments in the field of aircraft construction, aerospace engineering and shipbuilding, published a video demonstrating the operation of the ATHENA (Test High Energy Asset) laser system, which can destroy any drone in the air with a pulse that is not audible and not visible. were held in August this year at the White Sands Missile Range military base, located in the state of New Mexico. The tested prototype successfully shot down five Outlaw drones, whose wingspan is 3.3 meters. Lockheed Martin Combat Laser in Action ATHENA is a modular device with an adjustable power of 60 kilowatts. It was equipped with an up-to-date turbo-generator from Rolls-Royce. While working, the system combines several beams into a single powerful beam of infrared radiation. As a base for its installation, you can use a small ocean transport; land vehicles, planes and helicopters. One operator can control the system. The design is based on standard components of laser fiber optic devices. Due to this, the size of the structure is small, and the saving of electric energy reaches fifty percent (relative to solid-state lasers of similar power). To completely neutralize the five drones in the exercises, the laser beam of the system had enough power of 30 kW. They plan to use weapons not only to neutralize unmanned devices, but also to eliminate mortar shells and missiles.

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