The US Air Force is all set with its newest high-energy laser weapons system to fortify defenses against airborne security threats and take the forefront in the global military arms race.

Speaking of other literally high-speed Air Force projects, the USAF is developing a Mach 5 Monster poised to smash speed records held by the venerable SR-71 Blackbird. 

US defense giant Raytheon Technologies recently promoted its latest state-of-the-art high-energy laser (HEL) technology for air defense and counter-UAS ( unmanned aerial systems) at the recently-concluded International Defense and Exhibition Conference (IDEX) 2023 held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

IDEX 2023 is dubbed as “the only international defense exhibition in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea, and air sectors of defense… (establishing) relationships with government departments, businesses, and armed forces throughout the region, (and providing) solutions provide solutions against pressing issues in the world defense sector.