High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) team has used a solid state laser to destroy mortars and UAV's


Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) team has used a solid state laser to destroy mortars and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). A laser destroys targets with pinpoint precision within seconds of acquisition, then acquires the next target and keeps firing. In recent demonstrations, HEL MD used a 10-kilowatt, High Energy Laser installed on an Oshkosh Tactical Military Vehicle. The demonstrator is the first mobile, High Energy Laser, Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) platform to be built and demonstrated by the U.S. Army. Boeing is demonstrating that directed energy technologies can augment existing kinetic strike weapons and offer a significant reduction in cost per engagement. With only the cost of diesel fuel, the laser system can fire repeatedly without expending valuable munitions or additional manpower.
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Sōryū-class submarine SS-507 launch photos, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force






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