An issue that unmanned aerial vehicles are a threat to surface elements due to ease of production, low costs and technologies such as artificial intelligence, and this issue will often become more and more complicated in the future, which will keep the defence lobbyists busy. The widespread use of systems prompts the navies to take technological measures such as laser weapons.
In the face of the rising threat multiplier of drones, the United States announced that the ODIN (Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy) system integration to the first ship has been completed. The first ODIN system that upgraded the platform's ability to defend against unmanned aerial vehicles was integrated into the Arleigh Burke class USS Dewey (DDG 105) destroyer.
The directed energy weapn system ODIN has been developed and produced by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC / Navy Surface Warfare Center).