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During tests last month at White Sands Missile Range, NM, Laser Avenger achieved its principal test objectives by using its advanced targeting system to acquire and track three small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying against a complex background of mountains and desert. The laser system also shot down one of the UAVs from an operationally relevant range. These tests mark the first time a combat vehicle has used a laser to shoot down a UAV, and was enabled by IPG Photonics' GaAs diode-based laser systems.
Image credit: Boeing.
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