The U.S. Army plans higher-power and mobile demonstrations of a high-energy laser weapon after the vehicle-mounted system engaged more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aircraft in tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., from Nov. 18 to Dec. 10. The tests involved the Boeing-developed High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD), a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck carrying a beam control system and 10 kw-class solid-state laser. Low- and medium-power demonstrations ...

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