The future: Directed energy weapons (the hoverboard will come soon, honest)



Andrew Elwell
01/04/2012

In November Rheinmetall shot down a low-altitude unmanned UAV with a 10kW laser, marking the first time the company had done so with its directed energy weapon integrated with a full air defence system. At a live fire laser demo at the Group’s Ochsenboden proving ground, international guests were able to view two laser weapon demonstrators in action, each featuring different performance parameters. Both laser weapon demonstrators were deployed in different scenarios: as a means of providi...
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