Lockheed Martin has recently released video of an ADAM (Area Defense Anti-Munitions) test, on December 10, 2012. The test used an unarmed tethered
rocket, fired along a cable at 1.6km from the laser. Target acquisition, to destruction of the target took about 3 seconds.
The ADAM system uses a 10 kilowatt fiber laser, with an effective range of about 2 miles. They have successfully hit unmanned aerial targets at 0.9
miles, and small caliber rockets at 1.2 miles.
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