The Army's Laser War Truck Can Now See (and Shoot) Through Fog

The problem with the current iterations of combat laser prototypes is they can easily be foiled by suspended condensation, smoke, fog, and other obscurants that deflect and defract the beam as its en route to its target. The HEL MD, however, proved earlier this year that the solution is simple: Just increase the power… » 9/05/14 5:05pm 9/05/14 5:05pm

This Mortar-Hunting War Truck Just Got a Powerful New Laser Cannon

The Army's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) has been under development for some years now, however until this point, it's been little more than a proof of concept. But thanks to a new upgrade to its firing system, the HEL MD can now burn most any incoming threat clean out of the sky. » 12/13/13 2:40pm 12/13/13 2:40pm