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  • AFRL to highlight latest technologies at AFA Warfare Symposium

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory will showcase programs and technologies in several areas including space, weapons, biotechnology, and command and control, plus avenues for sharing ideas or capabilities with the lab during the Air Force Association’s

  • AFRL’s drone killer, THOR will welcome new drone “hammer”

    KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFRL) – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate is seeking partners to build a new counter electronics weapon system, to defend against the ever increasing threat of adversarial drone activity. Building upon the success of the Tactical

  • AFRL’s THOR hammers drones in new video animation

    The Air Force Research Laboratory has created a new video animation that realistically depicts THOR (Tactical High-power Operational Responder) destroying swarms of enemy drones in a base defense scenario.

  • Army partners with Air Force’s THOR for base defense

    THOR is a prototype directed energy weapon used to disable the electronics in drones, and specifically engineered to counter multiple targets – such as a drone swarm – with rapid results. The technology is housed in a 20-foot-long shipping container that can be stowed in a military cargo plane and