The U.S. Army announced in February that it would hold a November come-as-you-are shoot-off—formally known as the High-Energy Laser Industry Live-Fire Technology Demonstration—at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. Prizes of $1-5 million will be awarded to qualifying participants who turn up with a mobile system (defined as usable by an Army Brigade Combat Team) and do the best against a range of targets, including UAVs and mortar rounds, under successively more ...


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