Thursday, April 16, 2015

Directed Energy - the next gen ground based air defence solution

So far the ground based air defence weapons comprised of guns and missiles. But now there is a step forward: the directed energy of laser to shoot down enemy drones to start with.

Scroll down for a conceptual video

A concept of Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move program, or simply the GBAD, is  perhaps the answer for the emerging ground based air defence technology without firing a single bullet or even a missile.

The The 30kW system is expected to be ready for field testing in 2016, while initial trials with low-power lasers have already taken place in the USA. The GBAD is primarily being designed to counter the UAV/drone threat - something that is now being widely used and employed to target vehicles and high value targets.

The GBAD system is being designed for mounting on light tactical vehicles such as the Humvee and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. 

Watch the video below:

Read more about it at: Daily Mail

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