Since 2012, the United States has formulated an Anti-UAV strategy and plans to design and establish an effective air defense system that will promptly respond to the threat of enemy UAVs without mistakenly injuring friendly aircraft missiles. This strategy of the United States aims to use its technological superiority to rapidly seize the commanding heights in the field of anti-UAVs.
U.S. attaches great importance to developing various types of Anti-UAV defence systems.
Boeing has developed a variety of anti-aircraft laser weapons, the more typical anti-drone laser cannon. The launcher and gimbal of the laser can precisely aim the laser cannon at any part of the UAV, and the UAV at low altitude and low speed can be shot down within seconds of finding the UAV. In August 2016, Boeing Company unveiled an anti-UAV laser weapon system (LWS). By firing a 10KW laser beam, the system instantly destroys the UAV 35km away. The LWS can be split into four sections, which can be carried by two people and deployed in the field in less than 15 minutes. Unlike conventional kinetic or chemical energy weapons, laser weapons destroy or destroy targets by applying energy (photons or particles moving at or near the speed of light) to the target. Experiments show that the ability of drones to evade attacks in front of laser weapons is greatly reduced. The advantages of high precision, low cost, discovery, destruction, etc. make such anti-UAV systems much more pro-gaze.