The US Navy and Air Force will soon complete a five-year research effort into a high-tech directed energy system FILE PHOTO: The US military’s Tactical High Power Operational Responder (THOR), a prototype weapon designed to use high-powered microwaves to down enemy aircraft. © US Air Force / John Cochran

The US military will run a “capstone test” for a new high-power microwave weapon, according to Pentagon developers, who also noted progress on a separate microwave system intended to bring down enemy “drone swarms.” (RT)