The silent drone that may be tracking you can stay on the job forever. It's like a permanent closed circuit camera, except it's not mounted in the local liquor store but it's following you around. Is there any way to fight back?
The electric version of Lockheed Martin's Stalker has a battery that usually lasts just two hours, but in a recent test, a laser power system wirelessly recharged a drone battery in midair for 24 times as long.
The Huffington Post quotes LaserMotive CEO Tom Nugent as saying, "This test is one of the final steps in bringing laser-powered flight to the field. By enabling in-flight recharging, this system will ultimately extend capabilities, improve endurance and enable new missions for electric aircraft."
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