High-Powered Microwave Weapon Could Defend US From Hypersonic Missiles - Raytheon CEO
Sumaira FH 4 days ago Thu 08th April 2021 | 12:20 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 08th April, 2021) A future US defense against maneuverable hypersonic missiles developed by both China and Russia will most likely involve a high-energy microwave weapon that destroys the missile's electronics, Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes said on Wednesday.
"Is it defensible? Absolutely," Hayes told the Economics Club of Washington.
"Taking a high powered microwave energy burst and destroying the electronics in these [missiles] is probably the way we're going to have to solve that."
Hayes added that a directed energy microwave weapons is among "the things we're working on today."