An article in dire need of an editor describing a 60 kilowatt laser system meant to destroy small targets such as drones.
Hopefully, days in which the U.S. Army shoots down drones with $3 million Patriot missiles will come to an eventually end when the service starts using a 60-kilowatt laser system in a few months.
And, of course, the Army wouldn’t shooting down drones with something that costs enough to buy a mansion.
The short form: a single shot from a solid state laser system such as this would cost about a dollar. Anti-aircraft guns shoot rounds costing perhaps dozens to hundreds of dollars per round. Missiles cost hundreds of thousands to millions each.