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UAVs shot down in laser test

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 19, 2009

Boeing and the USAF successfully tested the ability of a laser weapon to defend against airborne targets by shooting down five UAVs during a test earlier this year.

The test, conducted at NAS China Lake in California using a system dubbed Mobile Active Targeting Resource for Integrated eXperiments (MATRIX) saw the mobile, trailer-mounted system shoot down five small UAVs at various ranges and altitudes.

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