The ground-based Skyguard is derived from the Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) system that the company developed for the U.S. Army and Israel's defense ministry. Israel has reportedly used a mobile version of the THEL system to shoot down Katyusha rockets. To see photos of work being done on airborne laser defense systems, click here.
July 13, 2006 8:08 AM PDT
Photo by: Northrop Grumman
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