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Teams led by Raytheon and Thales received contracts worth around £72.5M to demonstrate laser weapons on a Type 23 frigate and a Wolfhound armored vehicle.
The US Air Force is also working on a subscale model of an F-15 aircraft that would have the ability to support laser pod tests.
The US Air Force developed the THOR directed energy weapon system to counter the increasing threat posed by enemy drones and other airborne threats.