Kirtland’s Air Force Research Lab releases video of new drone technology

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland has released a new video showing their latest drone technology. The technology’s called Tactical High-power Operational Responders or THOR.

Officials say they created THOR to disable the electronics in enemy drones quickly. Officials say it uses high-energy lasers to take down one target at a time or high-powered microwaves which can kill groups of drones at a time.

The Air Force says THOR is needed as enemy drones and other airborne threats become increasingly common.

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