High-energy laser weapons are inching closer to reality, moving out of the laboratory and into field testing, but the steps from demonstration to development, procurement and deployment depend on convincing military commanders they are effective and Pentagon officials they are affordable. The appeal of directed-energy weapons, primarily electric lasers, is their deep magazines and low cost per shot compared with guided missiles, particularly against rockets, mortars and the proliferating ...
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