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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

… weapon on FMTV truck to U.S. army.

"U.S. Company Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world record for a laser of this type The Lockheed Martin team met all contractual deliverables for the laser system and is preparing to ship it to the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in Huntsville, Ala…."


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Mar 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

Will it work in the rain?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 3:46 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars21 Mar 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

60kw isn't worth the generator power.

You need megawatts to have a laser powerful enough to do damage quickly.

Charlie 1221 Mar 2017 7:21 p.m. PST

True enough. 60kw might be good against a small (and I mean SMALL) drone, but anything else will shrug it off like it didn't exist.

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