German laser weapon can shoot a drone out of the sky12/25/2012
Drones beware: Germany's ready for you, and it's using lasers. The German weapons firm Rheinmetall has developed a two-part laser system than can shoot a drone out of the sky or even hit a mortar round mid-air before it's had a chance to explode. The machine fires a 30 kW primary laser and a 20 kW secondary laser that can slice through a steel girder at about 1,000 yards. The machine doesn't look too intimidating, though. It strongly resembles your average gas grill, so you can assume it's capable of burning a steak as well. [Source]
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