New Lasers Give Taiwan More Options Against Chinese Drones

A lot has happened in the world of military lasers over the past few years, making vehicle-borne lasers a real and effective defense against drones, mortars and even cruise missiles

DE MSHORAD WS This photo shows a U.S. Army “Stryker” vehicle fitted with a Raytheon 50-kilowatt laser weapon and its accompanying target-detection radar (upper left of picture). In May last year, the system demonstrated repeatable counter-mortar capability during a U.S. Army operational assessment at White Sands Missile Range. Image: Raytheon