Another Successful Laser Test

Business Insider reports another successful test of a laser weapon. This time by the Army from a truck mounted system. Nothing here about how the system recognized the incoming threat but apparently good enough for taking out inbound mortar rounds and UAVs,

Why do we care–

  • Makes the magazine essentially infinitely deep.
  • Don’t have to keep explosives on board that constitute a hazard of secondary explosion.
  • Maybe turn the power down when you need a non-lethal weapon.

Contrary to the report I don’t see the project’s seventh year, 2013 fiscal year $12.4 million budget as staggering. Don’t think this author has not covered a lot of DOD projects.

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