Here’s an interesting look at Lockheed Martin’s ADAM, a high energy laser system that can be mounted on a trailer for easy transportation and to help defend high-value targets. What you’re look at above is a prototype that uses a 10-kilowatt fiber laser to focus on to a moving target up to 2km away. The directed energy can disable / destroy the target before it gets anywhere near its planned destination. Continue reading for two video and more information.
Despite being limited to a range of 2km, ADAM is capable of tracking objects up to 5km away. Plus, plugging in an external radar can take a cue to engage with an unmanned aerial system (UAS). It’s essentially a completely self-contained unit capable of detecting the threat, aiming, and firing the laser to disable and destroy it.