Pentagon seeks laser armed drone to bring down ICBMs by 2023

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  1. Mrbsct

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    http://www.janes.com/article/71412/mda-seeks-laser-armed-hale-uav-for-counter-icbm-role
     
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    The last ABM laser was so big it took up the front end of a 767. That's going to have to be a big ass drone.
     
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    Looks like the Army already beat `em to it...
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    Navy Likely to Be First Service to Field Laser Weapons, Expert Says
    22 Mar 2018 - If one service has made sufficient progress to use laser weapons in its arsenal in the next few years, it's the U.S. Navy.
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    20 Mar 2018 - The funny-looking vehicle promises to give maneuver formations defense against drones.
     

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