LONDON—The British defense ministry is widening the scope of its directed energy weapons research with plans for three new demonstrators to help accelerate the introduction of the technology to the front line. The new demonstrators will build on the work carried out by the Dragonfire consortium which has built a fiber laser for the UK’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratories (DSTL) £30 million ($39.5 million) Laser Directed Energy Weapon Capability Demonstrator ...

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