Counter-drone super-weapons tested in joint US-Israel exercise in New Mexico

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Debkafile: The US and Israel this month conducted counter-drone tests to meet the urgent need to defend civilian infrastructure and military bases against the fast-spreading threat of hostile UAV warfare. At the Kurtland Aur Force Base in New Mexico, the US tested its new Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR) – see photo; Israel its recently revealed airborne high-powered laser weapons.

“Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand.” Ezekiel 39:3

Both armies are concerned by the accelerating UAV attacks by pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria. The new weapons are designed to defend runways, equipment and troops from kamikaze-style swarm attacks by explosive unmanned aircraft. Iran has also armed Yemen’s Houthi rebels with killer drones for attacking military sites and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Tehran is clearly arming its proxies with deadly UAVs.

Military experts note that while a laser can disable only one drone at a time, THOR is programed to kill whole swarms with powerful microwaves that disrupt their electronics. Read More