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Aircraft from Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Global Hawk family may eventually carry high-power lasers for missile defense. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corp.

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Northrop Sees Drone Role In Missile Defense

Northrop Grumman Corp. is looking into whether its unmanned Global Hawk aircraft could carry a potent laser able to destroy an enemy missile during its boost phase — the initial part of the missile’s flight.

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