Tech Today w/ Ken May

German Laser Destroys Targets More Than 1Km Away

Posted by kenmay on January - 7 - 2013

kkleiner writes “A German company has brought us one step closer to the kinds of shootouts only seen in Sci-Fi films. Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Defense recently tested a 50kW, high-energy laser at their proving ground facility in Switzerland. First, the system sliced through a 15mm- (~0.6 inches) thick steel girder from a kilometer away. Then, from a distance of two kilometers, it shot down a handful of drones as they nose-dived toward the surface at 50 meters per second.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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German Laser Destroys Targets More Than 1Km Away

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