Intercept drone, directed energy.
Lockheed Martin presented its MORFIUS armed drone at the at AUSA Global Force Next Conference, 16-18 March 2021. MORFIUS uses a High-Powered Microwave (HPM) designed to counter drone swarms in a future-proof response to an evolving threat. It a reusable drone that can fit inside a six-inch diameter launch tube and weighs less than 30 pounds, light and versatile enough to attach to ground stations, ground vehicles, or aircraft. Working as part of a layered approach to counter-drone defense, MORFIUS units will be launched at hostile drones, or drone swarms, and then disable them in close proximity, with potentially a gigawatt of microwave power.