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Sunday September 07, 2014

Army’s New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky

The army will soon have a new powerful tool in its arsenal, thanks to Boeing. The company has successfully built and tested a laser cannon potentially capable of taking out virtually anything that flies with a 60 kilowatt laser beam. Phasers are one step closer to reality. cool

The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD)آ—basically a high-energy laser mounted on top of a big truckآ—was successfully used to blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the Florida sky earlier this year, Boeing announced Thursday.