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The Air Force successfully tested a mobile laser weapon to protect convoys from enemy drones | Task & Purpose

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A demonstration of Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) successfully defended a force protection convoy against unmanned aerial systems while mounted on a Marine Corps Utility Task Vehicle. CLWS also transmitted live video and readings on the threat. This is the first ground-based laser approved by the Pentagon for use by U.S. service members and it has successfully countered more than 100 unmanned aerial vehicles in at least five separate tests of the system, according to Defense Blog.

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/military-tech/air-force-laser-clws-force-protection

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