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US Army’s ‘Phaser’ could fry entire drone swarms in a volley

No, it’s not a Star Trek-style turret. The Raytheon-built “Phaser” is a microwave-emitting dish that sits atop a shipping container containing its diesel generator power source. It relies on external radar systems to track targets, then fires a burst of radiation powerful enough to fry control systems, enough to knock drones out of the air. While it’s functionally similar to radio-based anti-UAV systems like the rifle-style DroneDefenderconcept, the Phaser shoots a broad swathe of energy wide enough to catch several targets per shot. – READ MORE