The 50kW laser weapons system used radar and optical systems to detect and track two incoming drones, the company said. The nose-diving drones were flying at 50 meters per second, and were shot down when they reached a programmed fire sector.
The high-energy laser system was used to cut through a 15mm-thick steel girder, and to shoot out of the air a steel ball designed to mimic a mortar round.
Originally posted by dainoyfb
Been going on for a decade. Google "MTHEL".