Raytheon’s High-Power Microwave Weapon Downs Drones

A new video cleared by the Defense Department shows Raytheon’s “Phaser” high-power microwave (HPM) weapon in a demonstration at the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Raytheon used the swarm-destroying Phaser to bring down Flanker and Tempest drones during a live-fire demonstration.The demonstration was conducted on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2013 and only now, three years later, the Defense Department has cleared the footage for public release. Raytheon says it has already reduced the size of the Phaser payload by half and is offering the system up for operational use.
Credit: U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence

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