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German firm demos laser that can shoot down drones

German firm demos laser that can shoot down drones

8 January 2013 Last updated at 06:25 ET

A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defence.

The German defence firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance.

The system, which uses two laser weapons, was also used to cut through a steel girder a kilometre away.

The company plans to make the laser weapons system mobile and to integrate automatic cannon.

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The U.S.Navy achieved this

And Tesla

achieved this 100 yrs. ago... :)

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One of those

Would look nice next to my BBQ.

Forget the Assault Rifle, I want one of these.



Put me down for a dozen...

do i need to

register it?
and will they take a check?

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Ron Paul

About time.


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