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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

VIDEO: Boeing successfully tests laser weapons

The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator is on track to get a major upgrade and its sister laser, the Compact Laser Weapon System has just successfully shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle. Good news for those at Boeing who are hoping the Army, and others, pick up this technology.

The HEL MD, sponsored by Redstone Arsenal's Space and Missile Defense Command, is currently undergoing a massive upgrade, increasing the laser's wattage from 10 KWs to 50-60 KWs, which will greatly increase its lethality.

The truck based system currently has a 10 KW solid state laser mounted on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, but that same platform will easily support the 50-60 KW upgrade.

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