Lockheedmartin the American Defence & Aerospace major has demonstrated their laser weapon system for the U.S Airforce and the tests ended sucessfully by shooting down multiple drones.
Advanced Test High Energy Asset known as (ATHENA) laser weapon system proved that an advanced system of sensors, software and specialized optics can deliver decisive lethality against unmanned aerial vehicle threats and shot down multiple drones in the drill.
The ATHENA system was developed by Lockheed Martin to integrate seamlessly and provide a cost-effective, complementary anti-drone capability with the network of systems the warfighter is already using. ATHENA was operated by USAF personnel during this demonstration.
With Killer Drones on the rise , ATHENA could prove to be a game changer for the U.S Air forces as it is transportable and allows the U.S. Air Force to place it in any area they deem high-value and in need of defending.