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On April 23, 2019, the U.S Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) Program successfully achieved a major goal.
A laser developed as part of the program has shot down several air launched missiles in flight.
U.S Air Force officials said the test was conducted at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The SHiELD program is intended to protect aircraft from incoming missiles.
Viewers may note that the U.S Air Force contracted Lockheed Martin to manufacture the laser in 2017.
It is a game-changing technology in a true sense and will transform the way air combats are fought in the future.
In this video Defense Updates analyzes America’s Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) that shot down incoming missiles.
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“Giant Wyrm” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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