30 Jul '16, 4pm

How can lasers be used to disable drone swarms? Our engineers discuss:

This is just an example of a potential threat caused by armed drones in the wrong hands. And it’s an example of the solutions Lockheed Martin is developing to address this threat. Drones may be small – some weighing less than five pounds – but they can cause devastating results if they are armed with weapons, and when there are 10…20…100… in close proximity. Drone swarms can be remotely operated from miles away, fly autonomously, or they may accompany ground vehicles and other aircraft that attempt to harm our troops. And only one of these remote-controlled weapons needs to get through to be potentially lethal. “Terrorists and other militants can operate small, inexpensive drones loaded with weapons to threaten U.S. and allied forces on the ground,” said Daniel Miller, chief engineer for High Energy Laser Integration at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works . “Because of their size,...

Full article: http://lockheedmartin.com/us/innovations/061416-webt-lase...

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spectrum.ieee.org 01 Aug '16, 3pm

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spectrum.ieee.org 26 Jul '16, 8pm

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treehugger.com 26 Jul '16, 3pm

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blog.instagram.com 10 Aug '16, 9pm

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