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Say goodbye to drones in restricted airspace, and hello to the Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder (THOR). Engineers at Kirtland Air Force Base only took 18-months and $15-million to complete the project. “We create a counter electronic effect, we target the drones and drop them. We implement a hard kill on those drones, and drop them out of the sky,” said Amber Anderson, the Program Manager for THOR. Read more for a video and additional information.
“The military predicts that a major problem will be swarms of drones operating in concert when it wouldn’t matter if one or two are taken down. This system is effectively designed to take out a large number of drones all at once and has a further range than bullets or nets,” reports The Verge.