Political Risk

Drones Armed With High-Energy Lasers May Arrive In 2017

“General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., or GA-ASI,  the San Diego-based company that makes the Predator and Reaper drones, is undertaking a privately funded study to integrate a 150-kilowatt solid-state laser onto its Avenger (née Predator-C) drone. If the company succeeds, a drone with a high-energy laser will be a reality at some point in 2017, company executives told Defense One.”

Source: Drones Armed With High-Energy Lasers May Arrive In 2017 – Defense One

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