The following is an excerpt from rt.com | October 12, 2015 |
As the United States has unleashed a Pandora's Box of unmanned drone technology in the last decade, the Army has prepared for the inevitable rise of other nations' drone forces with a drone cannon that it says has a range of more than a kilometer.
The Army shot down two "outlaw-class" drones in a test-run for its Enhanced Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) project, which is designed to oppose rockets, artillery, mortars and unmanned aircraft. The Army called the drill a "final technology demonstration."
Technology for the EAPS is being developed by the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Center as a more modern alternative to C-RAM, the Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar defense system.
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