This is coolbert:
From only today an instance of "directed energy" weaponry in use?
Iranian drone approaching too close, the USS Boxer in danger, drone engage and destroyed. Courtesy U.S. Marines.
"Marines Took Out Iranian Drone for the Cost of a Tank of Gas"
Story courtesy the US Naval Institute and the article by Sam LaGrone. July 19, 2019 5:42 PM.
"During a transit through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf on Thursday, Marines – operating a new electronic warfare system on the deck of USS Boxer (LHD-4) – downed a hostile unmanned aerial vehicle 1,000 yards from the amphibious warship."
"The new Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) used is a combination of components that includes electronic jammers, radars and gun systems to take out UAVs."
MADIS does work. Evidently uses radars, jammers of both the radio frequency and electro-opto type with some sort of "kinetic kill" capability. A multiplicity of means and methods used simultaneously to counter the drone threat. Directed energy usually refers to laser or particle beam weapons. MADIS not exactly in the same sense. MADIS described as Urgent Operational Need [OUN]. "Kinetic kill" appears to be a fifty caliber [12.7 mm] machine gun.
AND AGAIN, MADIS DOES WORK. NOW BATTLE TESTED. GO MADIS AND GO MARINES.