Rheinmetall beaming following successful laser weapon test
Rheinmetall has successfully tested its new 50kW high-energy weapon technology demonstrator by engaging and destroying two UAVs from a distance of two kilometres.
The test was conducted at Rheinmetall’s Ochsenboden Proving Groud (EZO) in Switzerland, in snowy conditions and blinding sunlight, and was initially supposed to show the increase in efficiency of the 50kW HEL weapon compared with the 10kW version demonstrated last year. A five-fold increase in laser power was available for th...
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