High-power microwave and laser systems tested during US Army MFIX

Issue: 2 / 2018

Raytheon’s advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy was successfully demonstrated at the US Army’s Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX). During the event conducted at the US Army Fires Center of Excellence, the high-power microwaves and lasers were used to target and destroy common threats, including 45 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones. The US Army’s MFIX exercise was conducted to demonstrate the ways that would help reduce the gaps in the army’s capabilities in long-range fires and in manoeuvering short-range air defence. The microwave system provided by Raytheon engaged multiple UAV swarms and destroyed a total of 33 drones, knocking down two and three at a time.