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704th Test Group successfully executed the second Directed Energy Experiment
A high energy laser weapon emits a laser beam that, when aimed at airborne targets such as unmanned aerial systems, renders them unable to fly by burning a hole in them. Pictured here is the Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset system, also known as ATHENA, which participated in Experiment 1b, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. (U.S. Army photo by MFIX team)