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  • Big Berthas used to measure laser power

    The HEL calibration supports the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory (LHMEL) of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright Patterson AFB and the AFRL Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Army partners with Air Force’s THOR for base defense

    THOR is a prototype directed energy weapon used to disable the electronics in drones, and specifically engineered to counter multiple targets – such as a drone swarm – with rapid results. The technology is housed in a 20-foot-long shipping container that can be stowed in a military cargo plane and