Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems released a video on 12 February showing its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for the first time using a laser to destroy commercial quadcopters.
According to the company, "The system achieved 100% success in all test scenarios" during a demonstration carried out recently in Israel. "The stages of the interceptions included target detection, identification, and interception with a high-power laser beam."
The video showed a system mounted on a Land Rover using its electro-optical sensors to track a quadcopter and direct its laser beam onto it as it took evasive manoeuvres until it fell to the ground.
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