A lot of work happens at White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, but have you ever wondered what that work is?
White Sands Missile Range released video of some tests.
Many of them are rocket prototypes. They conduct about 21 tests a year on devices like this.
They test with directed energy that uses a high-powered microwave and laser technology.
White Sands Missile Range is a great area to test these things being that it spans 2.2 million acres.
Working with DoD, Service, and industry partners, #TeamWSMR helps test directed energy systems designed to defeat airborne threats like drones. https://t.co/VvM28xn9D6 pic.twitter.com/A7U9WX9LQs— WSMR (@WSMissileRange) December 12, 2018