May 24, 2020 – Alert 5

Samurai Surge

Aircraft from the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron and 21st Special Operations Squadron participate in the elephant walk portion of the Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Samurai Surge event also served as a training opportunity for aircrews to fine tune their skillsets and better prepare themselves to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

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USS Portland destroys drone with high-energy laser weapon system

USS Portland tested its Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0 against a drone on May 16.


Videos: U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
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