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TRW Reports First Shootdown With THEL Laser  
07/06/2000  
   

"TRW, the U.S. Army and the Israel Ministry of Defence have blazed a new trail in the history of defensive warfare by using the Army's Tactical High Energy Laser/Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator (THEL/ACTD), the world's first high-energy laser weapon system designed for operational use, to shoot down a rocket carrying a live warhead.
The successful intercept and destruction of a Katyusha rocket occurred on June 6..."

To read the full article: http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/program/news00/000607-thel1.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
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