High-power electric lasers are moving out of the laboratory, with a 100kW-class electric laser to be test fired against mortars and other targets after the U.S. Army’s High-Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF) is upgraded later this year. Located on White Sands Missile Range, N.M., the HELSTF has previously tested high-power chemical lasers, including the megawatt-class Miracl and smaller Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL), which shot down Katyusha rockets. Now the facility is ...

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