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A new type of laser weapon system touted as the holy grail of military lasers took a step closer to reality last week when Boeing Directed Energy Systems announced the successful completion of the initial design of the U.S. Navy’s Free Electron Laser (FEL).
Originally posted by BomSquad
reply to post by captaintyinknots
I agree, but the laser only fires in a straight line (it is not ballistic in nature).
Definitely a limiting factor when choosing targets.
The shipboard FEL will focus a lethal 100-kilowatt beam at surface and air threats, future anti-ship cruise missiles or a swarm of small boats.
Originally posted by BlackProjects
Fairly recent update on one of the vehicular tests