German firm demos laser that can shoot down dronesSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 22:57
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.