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24 Dec 2023

U.S. Military Is Developing Microwave Defense Antenna To Annihilate Drones

[Raytheon](https://www.rtx.com/), a subsidiary of RTX, has been awarded a [$31.3M](https://interestingengineering.com/military/raytheon-microwave-energy-aerial-defense) contract by the U.S Navy and Air Force to design, build, and test a pair of high-power microwave (HPM) antenna directed-energy systems for air defense. This system is designed to be rigid and mobility-friendly, addressing new aerial threats like drones at the speed of light.