Army Boosting Power of Laser Weapons Tenfold

 

The Army is dialing up its lasers, from 5 to 10 kilowatts to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could kill helicopters low-flying airplanes, and possibly blind cruise missiles.

 

Laser-armed Stryker at Fort Sill. ARLINGTON: The Army is dialing up its lasers, from 5 to 10 kilowatt weapons that torched quadcopters in successful tests to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could kill helicopters and low-flying airplanes — and, possibly, blind cruise missiles as well. Given rising anxiety over Russia’s Hind gunships, Frogfoot fighters, and…

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