The next step in MBDA’s development of a practical laser weapon, with a power output as high as 120 kw, is to develop a “deployable” demonstrator, the company said here on Wednesday. Progress will depend on securing funding, most likely from the German government, which has been supporting work by both MBDA and Rheinmetall for some years. The most important applications for laser weapons are counter rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) defense and protection against ...

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