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Laser Shoots Down Drone

by Daniel Russ on July 21, 2010

This is either awesome or terrifying, depending on your perspective: Raytheon Missile Systems has developed a laser that is capable of shooting down aircraft. The company mounted the 32-kilowatt infrared laser on a warship’s gun turret and then used it to shoot down a drone that was more than two miles away and traveling at […]

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“A U.S. high-powered airborne laser weapon shot down a ballistic missile in the first successful test of a futuristic directed energy weapon, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Friday. The agency said in a statement the test took place at 8:44 p.m. PST (11:44 p.m. EST) on Thursday /0444 GMT on Friday) at Point […]

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Sea Faring Laser To Be Tested For Small Boat Threats (Pirates, This Is Gonna Hurt)

July 15, 2009

A U.S. Navy plan to test a high-power laser against the small-boat threat to its warships provides the first real opportunity to transition electric lasers from the laboratory to the field, says Northrop Grumman, which has won a $98-million contract for the Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD). Within 12-18 months, a prototype laser weapon system is […]

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