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Drone-Mounted Lasers

Derek Mead, Motherboard, Drone-Mounted Laser Weapons Are on the Way, here. Need this to protect the DynaPie Trading Dirigibles

The project, called Endurance, is referred to in DARPA’s 2014 budget request as being tasked with the development of “technology for pod-mounted lasers to protect a variety of airborne platforms from emerging and legacy EO/IR guided surface-to-air missiles.” The budget explains that it will be the first application of DARPA’s much-discussed Excalibur laser defense system, which developed lasers powerful enough to use as weapons.

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