The ground-based Skyguard was derived from the Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) system that Northrop Grumman developed for the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command and for Israel's defense ministry. The THEL Testbed, developed in the late 1990s, was in residency at the Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
October 6, 2012 12:00 PM PDT
Photo by: Northrop Grumman
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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