DragonFire, a £30 million technology demonstrator program started in 2017, offers a cost-effective solution at less than £10 per shot.


  1. The air defence system could be fitted to Type 26 frigates in the early 2030s.
  2. Directed-energy weapons may counter threats such as drones.
  3. Can track and engage high-end targets at range.
  4. The British Army is also interested.