Drone fried in UK’s DragonFire laser defense weapon tests
Although not ready for deployment just yet, a new UK anti-drone weapon known as DragonFire has delivered some impressive results in testing at the very time people in Ukraine are hoping for new tech capable of neutralizing the brutal missile and UAV attacks on the nation’s cities.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently revealed its DragonFire laser weapon turned in impressive performances during trials at the Porton Down range earlier this month – with one small drone paying a heavy price. The MoD said the nation’s first high-powered, long-range laser directed energy weapon accurately fired at a number of aerial targets during the tests, frying a quadcopter from over two miles away.
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Developed by the MoD’s UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory with a nearly $120 million investment, DragonFire’s outing at Porton Down this month was the first time its…